I've been using this website to do a good amount of research and finally got my husband to agree to having chickens!!! We live out in the country and have plenty of land to have all sorts of animals. If it was up to me we'd have at least one of everything! I'm slowly working my way towards a farm, with the recent addition of our chicks! My husband grew up taking care of the Rhode Island Reds at his grandma's house, so we purchased 6 RIR day-old chicks and they are doing wonderfully! I absolutely love this website and really appreciate everyone's posts to help newbies like me with our chicken adventures! Thanks for letting me introduce myself, my husband, our kitty Chloe, bearded dragon Crikey, and our new RIR Chicks from North Carolina!