I have always had a fascination with chickens and I plan to own some in the near future. I joined BYC because I want to educate myself as much as possible before I take the plunge. I'm also waiting for fall to get here before I get a coop and chickens. My goal is to have great pets with benefits. Eggs ! There is a lot of planning necessary as I am finding out. I live in the eastern part of Texas, female, retired, and divorced. I love to dabble in arts and crafts. I enjoy NOT working. I'm looking forward to sharing information about my chickens when I get them. In the meantime I will continue reading the posts and will keep learning.