Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! And offers of chicks haha! Way too soon int he game for them, but yeah next year I'm hoping to have the yard squared away, wood cleaned up to use in building the coop and enough knowledge and confidence to go forward. Oh and I need to convince my wife that this isn't a bad idea :P
My "dream" is to have heritage breeds, particularly Dominiques since I'm a history dork as well. It'd be even better if, someday my son gets into 4H like my wife once was with rabbits. We'll see!
Stake - I'm in Chester Co. as well! Landenberg, very close to the DE and MD state lines.
Thanks for the words of encouragement and support MotorcycleChick :)