Hey everybody, My name is Don, and I am from Maryland. I am in the process of buying my first home. Once everything starts to settle, I am considering getting some chickens. I have barely scratched the surface with my research, but I am big on joining forums to learn. I have owned doves and various parrots in the past. Some breeds I am considering are: Speckled sussex silver laced Wyandotte gold lace Wyandotte Easter egger Buff orpington Barred Plymouth rock I am looking for them as "pets" with eggs being an added bonus. I am looking to get about 3 chickens.