Well hello everyone! I wasn't expecting such a kind welcome. Chicken keepers are certainly the best!
I have been dreaming of chickens for about 5 years. I have poured over posts here learning all I could. This year, is finally the year! I live on an old homestead out in the country, and this week, I have been transforming an 8x10 section of a corn crib into a coop. The old farmer used to store the next years seed in it, so it's quite tight. It required the least amount of work out of my options, but I may only use it this year.... We will see how well it works. This will be my learning year....
I hope to raise a backyard, self sustaining flock. I have been reading Usserys book and love it. I live as natural, organic and homeopathic as possible- so, of course I want to do the same for the chickens.
I love, love, love the resource that backyard chickens has been. Best of all, I love finding all of YOU who want to do it this way!