I've recently taken up gardening and am totally new to keeping chickens. I have to get a coop and get that set up and build an enclosure first before I get chickens. I met someone who has experience with caring for and raising chicks who recommended this website. I plan to start with 2-3 chickens. My goal is to have fresh eggs everyday. I just recently retired from education and social work, so I have a lot more time to work on new hobbies like gardening, raising chickens, and yoga in addition to past hobbies like needlework/sewing projects, reading and travel. I still need to work part-time to have enough money for all these projects and hobbies! I have a cat, Gretchen, and a dog, Mija. I have two grown sons, one lives here in Austin and the other one is in Virginia. I love the music and dancing we have here in Austin!