Hi! My name is Jaclyn... I recently moved from New York City to Indianapolis, Indiana. We moved to Indiana because one kid in NYC is awesome and manageable, but the second kid is kind of like having a lobotomy. At least for us. So we packed up and moved to Indianapolis where we could, when necessary, make a phone call and a grandparent could be at our door in 10 minutes or less. Admittedly, we weren't thrilled about the idea of living in the Midwest but we are making an effort to embrace all of the wonderful things that were not an option for us in the city... Like growing veggies.... And raising CHICKENS! These things make living in Indiana pretty awesome. That said, enthusiasm does not equal competence.... And that's why I am here! Hoping to get as much info as possible before our baby chicks arrive February 25th! I just finished reading Keeping Chickens by Ashley English, and feel that was a good start. But I still have many questions and much to learn.... I am so excited to have found this community and hope to learn a lot from y'all... I hope that once I mature out of the newbie stage, and learn a thing or two, I can give back to future newbies!