Hello everyone...I just found out about this forum so I signed right up I have owned backyard chickens since the year 2000. I sure do love my chickens. The last chicken, from my original flock lived to be 11 years old. She was a Buff Orp and her name was Big Fat Blondie. My current chicken with the most personality is a Speckled Sussex named Speckles . She's a talkative girl that follows me around the barnyard yak, yak, yaking. I have 3 great roosters but I think that my 20+ hens make more noise than all 3 boys put together.