I got my chicken coop as a Christmas gift and got my (6) chickens a few days later. My Dad always had chickens while I was growing up. So, I thought I knew enough about chickens to get started. Well, now I'm finding that all I thought I knew just isn't enough. My Dad passed away in 2010, and my husband wants nothing to do with them (he was raised in the city), so I'm on my own. The first thing I've learned is "don't take your granddaughter (12 yrs old) with you to pick out chickens that you want for layers, 'cause she's got to have 2 out of the 6 hens to be "cute or pretty"." I've ended up with quite an assortment! In fact, I can't remember what the breeder called them but I know I have 2 Buff Orpingtons, maybe a Barred Rock ( might be a Dom), a really weird Polish something, maybe an Easter Egger, and finally a really strange (but cute) fuzzy footed one. I just wanted some EGGS! Anyway, I'm gonna have a LOT of questions and hope you guys can help.