Hi, all. This is a fantastic forum that we have been reading for several months, learning the ins and outs of raising chickens. We finally took the step in mid-May and have a current flock of 14 organic Buff Orpingtons that join our menagerie of 2 long coat shepherds, a cat, one rabbit and 16 beehives. We look forward to someday being able to contribute! Thanks for bringing along the newbies.