I am brand new to country life, farming, everything... but I am loving it so far. I have 6 acres, it was a farm quite a while ago but hasn't been recently. Chickens (egg layers as well as meat) will be one of my first steps towards living off the land. Dreaming of chicken coop and run plans as I look out over my piles of salvaged lumber. Wanting to see a basket of beautiful and multicoloured eggs in my kitchen, fresh from the backyard. I will start construction anytime now. Only indecision is holding me back from that. And once that's done, birds! By spring 2014 at the very latest... Wish me luck!