Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. My wife and I were both raised in Texas not far from where you are (Blue Ridge for her, Greenville for me). I was sorry to hear about the terrible weather and tornadoes you had in your area and am glad you are okay. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
You've come to the right place. Have you checked out the Learning Center? It's the best place to start. It will have answers to questions you haven't even thought of yet. You may also want to post on your state thread and see if any chicken folks live near you. Glad you joined the Backyard chickens flock
Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.