Hello, all. I've been reading this forum for a few weeks now and have decided that I'd like to join. I live in North Central Illinois. I have horses and have decided that this year I am going to add about 10 chickens to the farm. I'm hoping to learn a lot from this forum. Having horses, our local farm store knows me by name and I've got an order in for some pullets in about 28 days. I am leaning towards Sussex - but may end up with something else. It depends on if their first order of pullets is one of my top five picks. I look forward to learning from you and sharing.