My husband, teenage daughter and I live in upstate SC and are brand new to this whole chicken thing. She wanted to try egg production for her FFA project. We purchased 4 Buff Orpingtons and 2 RIR (all hens) chicks that are about 5 days old. We have them in a brooder with a heat lamp and are working on where to place the coop. I'm looking forward to learning more about chickens and enjoying the fresh eggs.