I'm finally posting an introduction after reading lots of great stuff in the forums here. This site is awesome! I'm Jennifer and my family and I just moved from Phoenix to west central IL in October. I grew up near Peoria, IL and my husband and I met at college in IL, so it's not totally new to us, but it is to the kids who were born and raised in the desert until a few months ago (they are 5 and 3 and are adjusting quite nicely!). We are planning on getting a few hens to supply eggs for us and maybe some extra eggs to give to family. I've researched breeds and have done a lot of reading already but still trying to figure out HOW to get just a few pullets. Anyway, I will be reading and posting more as I need to, but just wanted to say hi. I started a blog about our move from the city to the country if anyone is interested. It's http://hippygirl.wordpress.com. Mostly I've been posting about the process of getting chicks because that is what is on my mind lately.