Howdy from Texas. It's been a super long time since I have showed up around these parts. I kinda backed off for a while when I lost all but my two BLRW girls to some voracious predators. Even after I replaced my losses, I again lost the whole crew after a big move, where I went from full time city official to full time college student. After the move, my new flock, including my two old BLRW girls, got picked off one by one due to a rogue heeler mix that kept digging under my fence (it appears the neighbors have since gotten rid of her). I have one soul survivor. A Blue Orpington, all by her lonesome. I have been heistant to name her...I am afraid of loosing her. I have been too afraid to get more chickens because of all my losses, but I can't stand to see my little (big) beautiful blue orp out there all by herself. So, I have 16 new peepers on their way here. They are scheduled to arrive around the 24th, and I figured it was time to come back for some support, and stories. SO, here I am.