Hello! Mary Sue here! I'm hail from the city of Easley, S.C. I tried not to have any animals at all because of all the work I had to do "on the farm" when I was young. I don't know how far back in my family the chicken rearing goes, to my personal knowledge, it goes back to my grandfather. All I know how to do is feed, shelter, and gather eggs. I know where a chicken's oil pot is located. That's the sign of a true chicken farmer according to my dad. I decided that my children needed to know how to farm and garden so, in 2010, I quit my job at BMW. The garden lessons, apparently, weren't that interesting so, we bought 8 baby chicks. (At that time, we had 3 chihuahua's, 3 cat's, and 1 rabbit. So much for "no animals". One chihuahua passed away, one cat disappeared, and the rabbit passed away, as well) Later, a neighbor gave me a rooster to go with my 8 hens. He was wildly protective of and passionate with what was left of my hens. Due to a wide assortment of predators, I'm back down to one hen. One very broody hen. I am debating whether to go through the heartbreak, again. Looking forward to our chicken talks! I saw some goat pics and decided to edit. If I get chickens, I want to go "all in" and get some baby goats. I know nothing about goats and I want goat milk.