We happily had a homestead in West Texas for the last 15 years, where we maintained a flock of 35 Red Star chickens. We loved the place and loved the chickens, but now have started our new adventure by moving to East Africa. We live a few miles from the equator on the shore of the Nile River. We have a 5 acre homestead and have established our organic gardens, fruit and nut trees, banana plantation, and are now working on getting some milk cows, and getting our chickens going. We are serving here as missionaries, and want to live a sustainable lifestyle, so would like to grow most of what we eat. Looking forward to learning how to make chickens thrive in this unique environment. I have been reading this forum for years, but just joined up today.