My daughters and I bought and moved to two acres in a small country town not too far from Dallas. One day while perusing one of the local flea markets we saw some chickens and my youngest said she wanted some chickens. We went home and went online and ordered some day old chicks from a local Hatchery (Ideal). The chicks were sent to our post office and all were alive and well and in good order. They grew and grew and are now 41/2 months old. I also went to our local feed store and bought an incubator, thinking that I would hatch some of the eggs our girls were going to have. We hatched a few quail eggs to break it in and it works well. I only have one problem My chickens haven't laid egg one, yet but I constantly have to talk myself out of getting some eggs to put in the incubator .............How do you keep from having way too many chickens?