Hey, I'm new to raising backyard farm animals and I figured this would be the best place to find the information I'm looking for. I'm in Hardin County Ohio and it's pretty much flat, drained marshland out here. I just got a property this summer and we're going to attempt to raise chickens and ducks for eggs and meat and also rabbits for meat and any other things we might be able to produce from them Of course, the ducks will probably wait until we dig out our future pond. Oh and we also plan on being partial mushroom farmers too lol. We're trying to be self-sustained.... We'll see where it goes from there. My first question to those experienced chicken raisers, of course, is which ones are good layers for this area of the US and easy for beginning chicken raisers like my family.