Hello, My name is Amy! I have been following this forum for about a month now, and today I decided to finally join. Everyone on here is so friendly and knowledgable. I didn't grow up on a farm, and only animals I had were dogs cats and ferrets. Once I reached adulthood I had a dream and a longing to farm, to own land and live off it. For me, chickens are the second step to becoming a farmer, since I have no experience I didn't want to just dive into the middle of everything. My husband and I own 2.75 acres and we have been farming veggies and blueberries for 2 years for self use and to give to family. Well last week I ordered my first batch of chickens!! 25 buff Orpingtons from McMurray's Hatchery. They are due to arrive in late June. Next summer I plan to start participating in the local farmers market and sell some eggs, and veggies (once I expand my gardens), so I can start getting my feet wet. My goal is to find more land and have a real farm in the next 10 years. Since I am very very new to this and chickens, I know I am going to ask alot of questions and be on the forum ALOT. Lol I hope i don't bug you too much hehe.