Hi y'all. I am 19 and live on the border or Western and Central MA. I am a first time chicken "mom" I bought six straight run Columbian Rock chickens from Tractor Supply last Saturday (24/3/2012). They are aprox. 3 weeks old now. I heard about this site through one of the other customers at TS that I ended up in a conversation with. I would like to eventually get some other breeds of chickens, not sure what yet - am interested more in egg production versus raising them for meat. Other facts about me, I am a stay at home mom, with my 1 year old daughter as well as a part time student. Other than the chicks we currently have two indoor cats. I would like to get goats in the near future as well.