I just joined and live in East Tennessee. Not totally unfamiliar with chickens but first time I've raised my own. Have six leghorns at about six weeks old. Just moved them to the coop yesterday. Ordered six guineas too. I raise a big garden every year and last year the squash bugs took over. Don't use poison so it's either share with the bugs or share with the chickens. Think I made the right choice. I live a little back in the sticks so there are plenty of ticks and mosquitos around (the reason for the guineas). And bring on the fresh, home grown eggs! Great to be on here!