Hi my name is Venessa. I am from south Texas. I am very new to chicken raising, my husband surprised me yesterday with 2 chickens he got from a man on the side of the road. Of course, he got no information from the man..no age..no breed. I will post a thread for help with that, after my introduction. I also attached a few pics here. Like I said I am very new to chickens, about 10 hours to be exact. I was also raised on a ranch and I do recall having many chickens, but I was younger And I don’t recall them not needing much maintenance, or at least it wasn’t one of my responsibilities. I live in a rural area, so free ranging chickens had always been something I wanted to do, but we have always had dogs in our yard so never really had the opportunity, my dogs now are inside dogs, so back yard time is always supervised. I introduced them yesterday and the dogs are very curious, but know they are to stay away. I need help with basics. I did do a lot of research before and had mentioned to my husband I wanted chickens. We are currently keto and try to buy the best eggs we can and it gets pricey. I wasn’t sure I was truly ready to commit just yet, but I’m am totally into it now. Just watching them last night and this morning they are beautiful birds. I already have a coop being made as we speak so they will have that soon. I just want to do the best I can for these chickens to have a happy and healthy life. What are your suggestions? What do you recommend? Any tips, tricks, or hacks? Anything that can help me out will be greatly appreciated.