Hi everyone! I'm a mom of three little boys (7, 5, almost 2). I've had animals all my life, and have worked many years in the pet industry (animal health and nutrition) before landing in the art industry and social media. While I've had pets of every shape and size, I've never had chickens. My dear husband is willing to build a coop, but this is my project. I found BYC through my frantic Googling. It was a relief to find so much information in one place! We live in a chicken-friendly village, but the ordinance is very specific. We're allowed up to 5 hens, so I'm looking at some more docile, friendly breeds - Buff Orpington, for one. I look forward to sharing our progress as we move towards chicken guardianship!