Hi all, Thanks for the warm welcome. I hope I've come to the right venue. Let me explain. We don't really raise chickens, they just live here too. About a year and a half ago my husband and I moved to the island of Vieques in Puerto Rico. We have a beautiful home with a beautiful view on an acre of proprety. When we got here there were just a couple of free range chickens living around the property. We enjoyed them and started to feed them. Next thing we knew they were nesting here too and the rest is history. We now have about 35 chickens, 5 roosters and 24 little guys running around the property. It's getting a little out of hand. We started taking some of the eggs to reduce the number of chicks hatching and that's great. the eggs are wonderful. But now we go around the property seaching out nests in order to keep control of the birthings. Sometimes we loose and a mom will show up for breakfast with her new brood of 9 or 10. So I guess my question is how do I keep the population under control? And how do I care for them properly. We really love them and want to do the right thing by them. We've have lots of stories and I'd love to share some. Watching these chickens certainly has been a learning experience, so I think we have someting to offer the other readers in return for thier knowledge. Hope so.