My Name is Kiki and I don't have chickens yet, I am currently in the process of building my coop so i can get my chicks in April. I have never had chickens before but I've always wanted them. I let people talk me out of it, but i currently have my mason beehive, and I grow all my veggies, from sweet potato, corn, kale, cauliflower, carrots, spaghetti squash, etc, my herbs, teas, I have a mini orchard of cherries, granny smiths, Macintosh, peaches, plums, lemons, gooseberries, currents, strawberries, black berries, etc, i currently have three different types grape vines, I make my own everything and i mean everything from yogurt, cereal, milks, jelly you think of it i make it instead of buying it from the store. I can, pickle, dehydrate and store from the winter. So now I want my chickens !!!! I've been doing allot of research and i stumble onto BackYardChickens.com and i am finding allot of useful information, so i am truly excited I have two kids a boy and a girl teenagers now and they are excited about having chickens and are helping with the build of the coop and run, My husband loves eggs and as long as he doesn't have to do to much with it he is happy and finally we have our Standard schnauzer Ty, I am hoping the intro goes smooth with him and the chicks, so i am staying positive. Me I am a computer & book nerd, my occupation a programmer . I look forward to all the great advice and guidance through and during this new adventure.