Hello everyone, I just signed up for the forum as I am in search of a bit more knowledge when it comes to owning laying hens. I have not started yet but plan to start in the spring right from chicks. I plan to get them from our local critter market event that takes place every spring. Local breeders and farming enthusiasts alike will be there. I love this approach where I can see how the chicks look and are acting before I purchase them. Anyways I’ll be starting a thread in the managing your flock section in which I’ll be asking about breeds I should purchase or consider. Look forward to talking with you all!