Lord, if we keep starting new threads everytime someone jumps in here, this could get ridiculously big. I'm a newbie, don't have any chickens yet, my wife isn't real keen on the idea - yet. I live in a town that doesn't allow farm animals within the city limits. We have property in another County that we plan on retiring to, so I was looking "down the road" at raising some chickens. Hope it all pans out for all of us.