The adventures of backyard chickens! Oh my how we love our chickens. Raising backyard chickens has it's ups and downs. They are cute they know their names and purr like a cat when they are content "Adorable"! The downside they seem to have the need to make it known to the whole neighborhood that they laid their egg, I was not aware of how loud they actually are even the quietest hens sound like a booming bull horn after they lay their egg. My Buff Orpington's, "Sargent Cluckers", "Gertrude" and "Drumstick" are about 7-9 pounds each and are good layers almost daily with a skip here and there. My one little Silkie "Pebbles" is lucky if she weights 2 pounds and should start laying soon. All in all they are fun, good entertainment and a good learning opportunity for my homeschooling kiddos.