Hello! Soo very excited to start posting here! My name is Jes. I'm 26 years old and I LOVE CHICKENS! It's sadly become an obsession of mine and I have just been waiting for me to have the right property. (Hampton roads, specially the metro area aren't really "chicken friendly") I just recently acquired a 250+ year old farmhouse tucked away on 50+ acres. It already has 3 stables/ separate barns (about 13 stalls in all). I was also THRILLED to find it already had a chicken coop! I've been researching chickens for years and have plenty of experience bird-wise.....and animal-wise in general (I own and run a Pet Sitting business and have grown up around horses and all farm animals. Funny, considering I'm definitely a city girl.... but I love the country too!). I'm just soo very excited to finally be able to have chickens of my own! Can you tell?? I already have plans to keep and breed Crevecouers, Houdans, and Marans......mainly focusing on the Crevies. (I'm half french....can you tell by my breed choices??) They shall be in the large coop and run/ small pasture close to the house. I also plan on keeping Silkies in a separate coop I will be keeping in my organic garden. So....before I compose a large novel I shall end with: "HI EVERYONE"