I just joined BYC tonight. Raising chickens will be a first time experience for my husband and I. We have all our plans in motion to become the proud owners of a small flock of layers. The coop and run will be delivered soon, the female baby chicks will ship out to us on April 25 - 4 Buff Orpington 4 Black Australorp 4 Barred Plymouth Rock 4 Welsummer The brooder area is set up with all the necessities. We are looking forward with much excitement to this new endeavor. My husband is a disabled Vietnam veteran and after I retired from the accounting work force, we moved from Kentucky and bought 7 acres on top of this little mountain here in Claiborne County, TN . We lovingly call it Hall Mountain of course! I'm an avid bird watcher and I adore owls. I am a beginning dabbler in photography and I love to read. Cooking is another of my favorite things to do and I'm an old fashioned country cook, I make everything from scratch ! My husband and I thoroughly enjoy fishing and camping. He is an avid golfer and loves football and basketball. We have five grown children and eight grandchildren ranging from the age of 9 to 26.