I'm new to the site, but an avid chicken enthusiast. I had small flock of chickens in college: a Speckled Sussex, Golden Polish, Golden Wyandotte, and Belgian d'Anver that I absolutely adored. I've been living a fairly nomadic lifestyle since then, though, and haven't been able to settle into having chickens. However, the experience stuck with me and I've been looking forward to the day where having chickens is practical again! My partner and are are living on a farm in Wisconsin and are ready to get chickens this year. We're just waiting for the snow to melt so that we can begin construction on a coop and hopefully have chickens this spring (fingers crossed!).
We're not sure what breed we're going to do, but are likely going to look for some pullets or laying hens in the Southern Wisconsin area. We do know that we're going to build a cob chicken coop, though, so that will be something new and exciting!