My wife and I live in southeast Georgia. I am retired from the military but still working and she is a retired Registered Nurse. She was looking for something to do so she bought a few chicks and we started using them as they got older for eggs instead of buying them from the store. She has 2 breeds at this time, Rhode Island Reds and Barred Rocks. She is wanting to add two other breeds. Black Australorp and Buff Orpintons. so that she can hatch out the eggs in her 4 incubators she bought and sell them along with eggs. We are glad to have found this site because we have more questions than answers when it come to hatching, raising, and caring for the birds and their problems. The wife reads anything and everything on taking care of them. Sometimes there is conflicting info from different places, but we will welcome any input from anyone that have more experience than we do which is not much.