I just realized I never made my introduction post (and I need to get 20 posts to buy some eggs). Hi all, I'm new to chickens and have some hatching eggs headed my way in October. I want to have a small egg laying flock of chickens and ducks. Right now I'm leaning to Orphingtons, Australorps and Magpie Ducks! It's been a long road as I have spent a lot of time making sure they are legal at my home. I started researching in May. I burned through so many hours on the phone with officials trying to find if I was in a "platted" or "unplatted" subdivision. Reading the Ohio Revised Code is no fun! I am 99.9999% certain I am allowed chickens with no restrictions on my property (3 acres outside of Cincinnati) but I'm still nervous as I have seen people loose their chickens to upset neighbors - and the law is so confusing! I am a nurse and my husband works IT. I have an 8 year old Australian Shepherd who will be my flock protector when they are out and about. She is amazing with small animals. I also have a 1 year old indoor cat (who can't be trusted), a 6 month old Flemish Giant rabbit buck and a ~6 year old Califorian rabbit buck. Both rabbits are house pets and litterbox trained, but they hate each other. Merlin, the flemish, has his neuter appointment soon so I'm hoping after that they may tolerate each other. I've been clearing the spot for my coop and run and am about to test out my incubator. Its nice to meet everyone! And if anyone local has any hatching eggs for sale give me a shout!