I currently live in Jerseyville, IL, but recently bought a home with some acreage in Golden, IL (Closest to Quincy, or Hannibal, MO), I am a stay at home mom of 5 kids, ages 26 all the way down to 6! And have a 4 year old grandson. I am planning on buying chicken this spring. I grew up on a large farm and had chickens before (as well as rabbits, horses, turkeys, hogs, and cattle), but that was over 20 years ago so I need to brush up on what to do. My husband never had anything beyond a dog so he is following my lead on this. I think this will be a good learning experience for my littler kids and grandson.I'll probably be asking a lot of questions to jog my memory. Luckily the home we bought came with two HUGE coops and some equipment.