I've just started getting into chickens recently and learning about them online as well as from my mother who raised chickens as a child. I'm located in SW missouri and looking forward to my chicken adventures! Today, I bought 2 10wk pullets, a roo of the same age, and a laying hen. All of them are Black Australorps. I hope this isn't too much to handle for a newbie, but luckily my mother knows a thing or two. I took me forever to get over my fear of chickens, but here I am! This site seems to have a ton of great information, I'm especially interested in training my lab to stay away from my chickens...He seems a bit too interested in them.