Hello, everyone! I live on 5 acres north of Spokane and am loving the country life; we just moved out to the country last summer. So I'm definitely a newbie! I have 7 chickens: 5 Orpingtons--3 Buffs and 2 Lavenders (one of which is a roo), and 2 Red Stars. Just got our very first eggs today! My 13 year old son's chore is to give them fresh water every morning, and he came in mighty excited to discover the two eggs! I think he'll enjoy his morning walk to our little barn a bit more now. I just started free ranging them--and I'm a nervous wreak. I'm only allowing them out for an hour or so under my supervision. Here they are yesterday enjoying their first taste of freedom!