My family is new to BYC and to raising chickens. We live in Milpitas, CA which is just north of San Jose and at the South end of the San Francisco Bay. I've wanted to raise chickens for several years now, but didn't think it was practical in a densely populated suburban area. How wrong I was. We finally decided to make the leap when we found a wonderful coop made of old barn wood on a recent visit to the Wine Country.
We now have two - year old Black Stars, one 5 month old Red Star and a 5 month old Wyndotte. These little girls are the funniest animals I've ever seen and far easier to care for than I ever imagined. They all get along famously with our 4 cats.
Thanks for this forum. I look forward to chatting with you.