Hey Y'all! Greetings from GA by way of Stockbridge. I'm a new home owner and after a recent family tragedy, I've been working on doing the things that I've always wanted to do but didn't have the means to do them. With the new house, I now have the land to do what I want and with the small amount of unexpected money I received from unknown life insurance, I decided to put it toward a gift that keeps giving. I guess you can say I'm using my grieving to learn how to live my life to the fullest! For most that means doing something wild or taking a random trip, but for me it's as simple as finally raising chickens. I probably love eggs a little more than the usual person, so owning chickens one day has always been a goal of mine. I am also an avid lover of animals so this is very exciting. The process of building the coop/run is very exciting as well! I love outdoor work so this whole process has been very rewarding. Sidenote: Thanks you to BYC for letting me know how dangerous hawks are, I almost set up a open feast for them with my original run plans. I've been reading BYC for months now in preparation of the chickens that I will be receiving next week. BYC helped me with my decision to chose some older chickens this time round. I plan to try chicks at a later time when I'm ready for that whole process. My 4 Buff Orpington pullets that I got from MM will arrive next week. Pretty much every single question I have had was answered on this site just by searching (very comforting to know that I'm not a complete idiot and others have the same questions as me). I'm happy to have finally joined BYC! I look forward to continuing to read about everyone else's endeavors and also get help with my own while raising our chickens.