Greetings from southern MI.
My wife and I are total chicken noobies. We got a couple of year-old pullets from a friend and put them into their tractor (built by a noobie carpenter -- me again) yesterday afternoon. Just collected our first egg. She thinks I'm a little silly to be geeked out about a chicken egg, but I think it's cool.
Anyway, just wanted to say 'ba-cawk' to everyone.