Namaste! My name is Melody. Mom to 4. JoJo 19, Damian 16, Harmony 9, Trinity 8. Happily married 9 years. My husband and I just bought our first house & although we don't have alot of land we have a big ample backyard and are really wanting to learn everything we can about chickens so that we can bring 2 or 3 home to live with us if its possible. Were both big animal lovers and someday hope to own a ranch. (or at least live on property large enough to have a few horses & other farm animals). So yes I am an extreme newbie to chickens, a blank slate to the fullest.