Hello everyone. I used to raise chickens when I was a kid growing up on a farm and now my family and I have started doing it again about 1 1/2 years ago. Everyone seems to really enjoy having them around. Even the neighbors don't complain now that I live in a small city; yea, now I'm a "Towner"! and that could be partly because we don't have a rooster or also because I maintain a clean coop. We can't imagine not having chickens around anymore. We have a small flock of 6 of the brown egg laying healthy and hearty Rhode Island Reds and they're as tame as can be. Glad I found your site and look forward to hanging around for a long time and educating myself more and more on the better understanding of poultry.