I have been lurking forever and now have an idea of my overall plan thanks to so many experienced and knowledgable people on this site . My only real experience with chickens was a 100 broiler chickens my family had one summer when I was a child and more recently 6 chickens a couple of years ago in my own backyard. Having backyard chickens in the heart of the city was phase one of the plan. Phase two involves selling my house and moving to the country where I can raise dorkings for meat and a second breed for eggs. I would like distinct breeds for each so that I can work on breeding programs to improve those particular qualities. To put it succinctly, I want to have fun with chickens, with the option of building a serious venture out of my hobby. And yes...I do love the emotes!