I'm in Lake county and just came back to chickens after a 20 year layoff.
9 little Spangled OEGB joined my household last week, and although they won't all be staying(right now it looks like 5m/4f) I can already say that it's good to be back in the flock!
I plan on adding a group of lf Speckled Sussex as well, and maybe a few Partridge Silkies.
I really want some Olandsk dwarfs for little layers. But these more common spotties will do until I am SURE I have all the predator issues ironed out and addressed for my area(lots of birds of prey here!).
I grew up keeping chickens(etc.) in Tennessee until my early 20's... then life, the USAF, and moving around/into town all got in the way of my farm girl roots. Now that I'm back on actual property the birds had to follow. Been reading through this thread hoping to pick up on things I might need to know about keeping poultry here in hot/humid/rainy Florida that might be different than the practices I grew up with.
For now I'm brooding the chicks on my screened in back porch, which is a very good thing since they are already successfully flying out of bounds on occasion. We always let hens do the brooding when I had chickens before, I had no idea they would be flying like little quail at 3 weeks old! LOL
Next they are moving out to a grow out tractor coop so they can get better acquainted with the lawn, bugs, and sand. After that, out to the good sized coop/run we are building under/attached to our pole barn.