Hi, I'm Sherri, a country girl who's had to land in the city. Had chickens and other livestock as a kid in Arkansas, but that's a whole different way of life from being in city limits in Vallejo. Would really appreciate any tips and tricks to establishing a happy, healthy flock, primarily for large brown or green eggs, but also for meat as necessary. I'm a 56 year old newbie, so I could really benefit from some of your wisdom before I jump in so I don't have to step in all the potholes myself. I'm having a harder and harder time buying commercial eggs and meat due to the horrible conditions the hens are raised in.