Hello from Newnan, GA! I'm completely, cluelessly new to chickens. I've had the occasional thought about it before, but today, I woke up wanting chickens. I think it will be a long while before that happens, IF it happens (hubby has not OKed it, but said I could think about it, rofl). We use 5-10 dozen eggs a month and I don't like where the prices are going. We're not even buying organic, free range, or anything. Just bulk store cases. My hope is to completely offset our egg purchases without a cost increase (preferably a cost decrease). I'm still looking into all that and have no idea if it's legally or logistically possible! We live in the county in a neighborhood (no covenant, though). We have about 3/4 of an acre fenced with neighbors on both sides. I haven't checked zoning yet. We're on a single income, so outlay is a huge factor. I found this forum googling for both chicken costs and zoning in my area. We would DIY any structures that needed building. I have 3 youngish kids, a boxer, and the aforementioned hubby. We home educate, read various books, play video games, listen to all manner of music, and go hiking & camping occasionally. I try to be frugal where possible, attempt gardening, Bible study, and am very successful at maiming flora. I also own a very lonely guitar. That's more or less it!