Hi all! I got 12 chickens about 3 1/2 months ago. We lost one to a digestive tract defect, but otherwise the rest are going strong. I have a daughter with Leukemia and her chemo has made her allergic to many things, including eggs. I got chickens to experiment with their feed to see if I can get eggs that she won't be allergic to. I'm a pastry chef, and there is NO substitute in cooking/baking for real eggs. Once my girls start laying eggs, I'll have the eggs nutritionally analyzed, and I'll be sure to post the results here. We have 1 white leghorn, 1 Arucana, 3 Amerucanas, 2 plymoth barred rocks, 1 rhode island red, 1 production or red sussex (not sure yet), and 2 buff Orphingtons. We have coyote and racoon issues in my town (just outside San Diego, CA) and one coyote just got my daughter's house rabbit that we let run around outside during the day. so sad. I'll post pics of the chicken coop soon, it's pretty dandy. Looking forward to lots of info here. Thanks for the opportunity to learn more.