Hello everyone I am an urban gardener from the Twin Cities who dreams of adding chickens to our family [don't tell the hubby....yet]. My partner in chicken related schemes is my 10 y.o. son whose 3rd grade teacher exposed him to chickens by bringing a couple hens to the class to help kids with their reading and concentration. It's been a couple years since we've been around live chickens but my very successful reader and I are compelled to make this year "The Year of the Chicken!" at our house. I welcome any and all advice on how to get started including: Coop Design on a budget, Pets and Chickens, as well as laying hens suited for cold climates. I'm sure I'll think of more as we get started on this journey so thank you in advance.