Hi all. I am an excited soon-to-be chicken owner located in Conshohocken (Montgomery County), PA. I just found this thread a few minutes ago, but can already tell it's going to be very helpful (though work might disagree regarding the "helpful" part if I spend any more time reading about chickens during the day).
We are going to start with three chicks, and that is all we can comfortably fit in our coop (for now...). Breeds are still to be determined. My wife and I have a two year old, and we're excited to share the experience of raising chicks with her. We'd like to get a decent amount of eggs to eat and share, but equally important is giving our daughter a fun, safe and educational experience. Any advice as to breeds would be very welcome!
DHeltzel - I responded to your ad on Craigslist and we emailed a little while back. I appreciate all of the advice and plan to touch base when we finalize our selection, timing, etc.
Hi, ewe105! I'm over here in northwest Chester County, but I lived near you a long time ago. We are also soon-to-be chicken owners (again) with a 3-year-old who will be ridiculously excited to have chickens!! We owned 4 hens when we lived in Massachusetts (5 years ago), and I am itching to have some more! Welcome!