Good Morning everyone! I've lived in Los Angeles all of my life (in the suburbs when I was younger but right smack in the middle of Hollywood for the last 14 years) and recently moved to the country a few months ago. I'm still in southern California but have way more space now with enough land to eventually homestead. I've been interested in raising chickens for a few years now and finally got my first set of chicks from the local feed store a coulple of days ago. I have 6 chicks: 2 Buff Brahmas, 2 Black Jersey Giants, 1 California white and 1 White Japanese bantam. They're all doing great except for the Japanese who won't really eat much and I think I'll have to feed her with a dropper today. I don't know if it's because she's so much smaller than the others and is stressed out or if something is wrong with her but hopefully she'll make it, especially because she's the only one that is my son's pet and the rest are mine. My husband bought our coop yesterday and I look forward to putting it together. We got the Producer's Pride Defender coop from Tractor Supply that has a 10 ft by 10 ft walk in run and an attached coop with 5 nesting boxes so we can add more chickens next year. I got our chickens mostly for eggs but plan to try meat hens in a few years for more self sustainability. I also plan on getting a couple of goats in the coming years as well and growing lots of veggies and planting fruit trees now that we have ample space. In the city I was only able to do container gardens at home and had a plot in the local community garden which was wonderful at the time but still limiting. I'm looking forward to learning a lot from the members here and enjoying my chickens! Thanks for having me!