I was finally able to get some chickens this year after waiting for many years. Hubby didn't want me to get them as they are a lot of work and we are both elderly. However,,,,,,my son-in-law and daughter decided that I should have them this year. They live on the property and took it on themselves to do most of the work so I could have my babies. We have Astrolorps,,,,,,6 chicks and 2 roos. Big mistake,,,2 roos. Looks like we will have to work a trade with someone for one of the roos. Too small of a flock for 2 of them. We are a licensed wildlife preserve so it is a real challenge having chickens with all the wildlife but we are 4 months into this and haven't lost a one so far. Of course we had to build fort knox in order to keep them. Sorry this is so long, but as you will find out I am rather long winded.