Hello! My husband and I are currently in the city (where they don't allow chickens...booo ) but we have 100 acres that we are going to be moving out onto in the next few years. It has nothing at all out there right now so we are going to have to build everything. (as cheaply as we can) We are going to be starting a homestead and growing as much of our food as possible and being as self sustaining as we can be. We are going to be in the middle of nowhere, though still in driving distance (an hour or 2) from town, so we want to have lots of plants and animals so we don't have to buy our food from the store. We will be moving out there with some friends and family too so we'll have lots of help, but also lots of mouths to feed. We want a large flock of good duel purpose chickens and some guineas too. And I also want a very small flock (5 or so) of silkie bantams just for fun. (They would be separated) And plenty of other animals too. We have never done this before so we are trying to do all the research we can so we know at least for the most part, what we are doing when we get out there. Once we move out there, there's no going back so we are trying to acquire all the knowledge we can now. Of course I know that a lot of it will be learning through experience, but the more we know before hand,the better. I've read a lot already but first hand accounts and experience are invaluable. So any tips and tricks or advice would be very much appreciated!