Greetings from coastal South Carolina, my name is William and me and my family are new to the "chicken scene". While me and the wife have done our homework and dreamed of raising chickens for years i think this may be the year we take the plunge. Our hope is to find a friendly backyard breed to befriend our family and provide many fresh eggs for our family. We live in a rural neighborhood with not quite an acre on a quiet wooded lot. We hope to start off with 4 laying hens of the Rhode Island Red or Americauna breed . Having just moved from North West Arkansas near the Tyson farms and seeing the broilers packed into those large trucks kinda shys me away from the white chicken breed. We hope to meet lots of new friends and learn tons of info and have triple the fun along the way!!!!! Anybody else from the Lowcountry on here????