I am moving into my first house in Cleveland soon, and plan to get chickens either this spring (if I'm really ambitious) or spring of 2017. This has been such a great place for information so far in figuring out what I need to get started!
I love birds, but am completely new to chickens. Cleveland allows up to 6 hens, but I'm looking to get 4 at first since I hear I'll end up wanting more. I'm specifically looking at Wyandottes because I love their coloring and I need something very cold hardy for our cold winters and lake effect snow.
My biggest challenge at the moment is figuring out how to build the coop and a roofed run as a complete construction novice, which seems like a very intimidating task. But I'm looking forward to raising some chickens and learning lots of new things along the way!