Hello. We live in Central VA and last saturday we joined the backyard chicken club. We actually joined on a whim when we were at Tractor Supply buying our dog a new crate. We had been planning on getting Muscovies, however this unseasonably warm winter messed up the laying schedule and so our friend wasn't going to have any ducklings until May. Anyways, we ended up deciding we wanted birds sooner since that means they would get into production sooner. When we got to Tractor Supply they had ducks. We thought about it and when we decided to go for it we went to grab some pullets and the person ahead of us took all 56 of them. So we settled on getting 8 birds and hoping at least 50% would be female. We get four Black Australorps and four New Hampshire Reds. Right now they are living in the dining room in one of the water troughs for our horses. We have a few weeks to get a coop setup (again, we weren't expecting birds until May), but I hope to get that up this weekend and maybe they will be into the coop in a few weeks. Anyways, we're pretty excited to have the first product creating livestock for a little homestead. We own horses but they only produce poop-- well I guess they produce money too since my wife trains horses and teaches riding lessons.