As you can see I'm new to this! I have never touched a chicken before but I would love to have a few now that we moved on to our 20 acre's! Is there anyone else out there who is very new to chickens!? We LOVE fresh farm eggs and would love to be able to have them whenever we want rather then have to search down a farm who sells them and HOPE that they have some available! Once you get a taste of those fresh eggs there IS not going back! I'm sure all of you would agree on that one! So now here I am...waiting for my chicks to arrive after ordering them from Ideal poultry. We are only planning on keeping a dozen out of the 24 that we are getting. HOW will I choose? I have no clue! I am hoping to learn a lot from this forum. Wish me luck! We do have our brooder box all ready and waiting for my chicks Now we just have to build a hen house.