I feel a little at sea since I am just beginning to learn about what it takes to have chickens. I've never raised them before, have only had two cats (one at a time) and a snapping turtle that lived under the sink when I was little. Now I have a big yard, lots of space, quite a bit of time, and am thinking of getting a few chicks to start with. Contemplating Araucanas as the blue eggs are mesmerizing. Am I biting off more than I can chew? So, I thought I would join this forum, find out what the rest of the community thinks!!