Hello to everyone! I have had chickens now for about a year. We moved to Union Grove, NC about a year ago, and raising chickens was top on my list of things to accomplish. I have a variety of hens- barred Plymouth Rocks, little brown hens (not sure what they are but they are great foragers), a Golden Comet, large RIRs. We have 10 hens right now, and one rooster. I love them all! I have never been around chickens so I didn't know what characters they can be. I also have a couple of bee hives (new to that as well), and we have a huge garden, a vineyard (Cabernet Sauvignon), a couple of ponds. (Lots of room for our dogs to run around). Needless to say my learning curve is steep!! I am glad to have found this website since I always have questions.