I am new to the site, have been reading it for about a week. We have some room in our backyard, and kids are asking for chickens, so I plan to try it and see how it works out. My experiments with a garden turned out awesome so I'm pretty sure we can handle chickens too. And a couple of ducks, to make it more educational :)
I'll be browsing forums looking for a place to get a build to order or prefabbed coop+run, for about 12 chicks. I plan to buy 6 chicks next month and 2-3 ducklings, so need to find one that can be bought/picked up/installed relatively soon, and prefer to have extra room in it for future growth. We are in Taunton/Middleboro area so hopefully I can find a place where I can pick up the coop within reasonable driving distance, or have it shipped.
This seems like a great community, so I'm very glad I found it and thanks to all the folks who contribute their experience and wisdom here so noobs like me can learn.