Brand new right!!!! we have been talking bout some chickens for several years. now we have pulled the triger. Hello every one from N.E. Al.abama, (ie Sylvania) think we got bout 1100 people or so, and a lot of comerical chicken houses. good eatin but not many eggs. wife, Shirley and myself have cattle farmed for 25 years or so and I did excavating work for 15. we are both retired now. we have been giving this adventure a lot of thought, and my neighbor was the one that sent us over the edge. he promised that he would look after the chickens when we take our 2 trips. we do the motorcycle thing and go to the Thunder Beach ralley each spring and fall. what could be better, motorcycles and the beach all at the same time. well he said he would look after the girls for a few eggs. so it looks like he's got a deal. now for the chickens. we will start our coop as soon as the weather warms a little. just can't seem to get going when its 32 outside. we are thinking about a coop that we can move around. we would like to have the girls tame enough that we can let them out under supervision of course. we think they would be a great asset of our garden. hoping that they will eat the bugs and we will not have to use bug killer. I know they can't possibaly eat all the bugs we have, but maybe knock a dent in them. well that's enough of my ramblings so bye for now and happy chicken farming to all.