Well starting to do some research for getting some chics this spring. I think they'll be a welcome addition to my expanding garden. I have little to no experience with chickens (other than killing a few on my grandfathers farm when I was 12 in some sorta rite of passage thingy he felt was necessary). But I'm not really interested in raising broilers, I'm much more interested in eggs and fertilizer. This last summer I decided to start a lifelong dream of mine and that's to figure out how much self sufficiency one can get on a typical city lot (50' x100') here in SE Portland. Which will be difficult considering I'm also trying to feed a wife and two kids (all three of which are rather selective in their tastes of veggies.) My first attempt at gardening was somewhat a success and despite the late start I harvested a lot of greens this fall and was looking forward to a winter crop till we got the "arctic blast" now just my carrots and leeks survived and a few of the spinach plants (which the inch worms will be thankful for). I'm using the square foot method for anyone that might be interested. Thanks in advance for any info/help you all might send my way.