Hello all! My partner, our 2 kids and I bought a house in Charlotte North Carolina and we have 1 acre and we are looking into getting chickens and live off our land as much as possible. This seems like a good place to learn some things we have so many questions since this is our first time. We have always had a decent sized garden but this year we want to try and grow more veggies and finally have our own chickens!! what is a good number of chickens to start with? and also how do I keep the chickens warm in the winter? any advice is appreciated. thanks!