I read an article about a woman with a beautiful garden, and she had some free running chickens clucking around that seemed so happy. I was fascinated and quietly resolved to work towards a similar dream. I'm just now ready to get started. I have a suitable coop, some supplies, and plan to get my first egg early this Spring. I have no idea of what I'm doing, but am driven by this need to have my own chickens.... just a few perhaps. Sooo, I'm hanging out at the Learning Center and trying to educate myself about raising backyard chickens! I own a large house on a 1.2 acre lot in a country surburb outside of Richmond Kentucky. I'm a Medical Technologist at a Blood Center, and work on weekends only testing donated units for viruses and bacteria. I have a BS degree in Clinical Lab Science from The University of Kentucky and am a UK Basketball freak. I look forward to getting to know you, and learning about this labor of love.