Hi everyone! As the title of the thread suggests, I am brand spankin' new to this community and to raising chickens. I've spent a lot of time reading the forums and articles in anticipation of this day, and am excited to start! Decided to copy and paste the forum template to get started. Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Brand spankin' new. Just bought a coop (https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/producers-pride-defender-chicken-coop) that seemed to be the best bang for my buck. Gives me the number of chickens I want (10-12) and the type/size of run I want. A little expensive, but seemed well-rated overall. I am also not handy [AT ALL] so building a coop on my own based on a design was not feasible. How many chickens do you have right now? What breeds? This is step 2 for me. I want to get 10-12 chickens, but am unsure of the breed to get. Any suggestions are very much appreciated for a first time chick-raiser. What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens? Simply put, the eggs. I eat 12-16 eggs/week and love high-quality bright-orange-yolked eggs. I have a feeling I'll fall in love with my chickens, too, but I'm too pragmatic to list that as my favorite aspect. What are some of your other hobbies? I own and operate a small garden. I also read and write a bunch - fantasy fiction mostly. Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. Married with a little girl on the way. Part of my motivation for raising chickens is so I can get used to them and get in a routine before I get have to get used to a little human.