I live in Oklahoma and just started with my first flock this past summer, a small flock of 4 hens. I live in the city & am an outlaw as they are not allowed yet in OKC. But, it seems like a noble way to break the law for the first time, no? Sadly, I just lost my first flock to a mystery predator. It had never occurred to me to come on this forum to ask questions and get some really useful answers!! I don't know many people who raise chickens...all my friends think I'm crazy b/c they're from big cities and my neighbors think I'm crazy b/c poultry raising is SOOO blue-collar here in OK. I'm excited to get input & help from other people who have fallen in love with beautiful poultry. I've ordered some eggs from gabbard farms & have a new brinsea eco octagon incubator waiting. Time to start over & hopefully learn from my mistakes!