We live in TN. Two years ago, we moved out of a subdivision (yuck) into the middle of nowhere; it's so great! We're a half-hour from groceries any direction we drive, so not too bad. We have four kids, but only one left at home. She is immunocompromised, and we were originally told chickens were not allowed. We were sad, because we really loved the idea of having a backyard flock. Happily, we surprisingly got the okay to have chickens, after we promised she would do no chicken kissing and/or poo-duty. We started this winter with a rescue rooster who had been attacked by a dog and never treated. He was full of horrible, stinky wounds. Long story short, that rooster looks amazing now! I know people don't usually start off that way, but he needed a family. We just purchased 5 guineas and 5 chicks today from the local co-op. It's a crap shoot! We'll see what happens. My husband built us an amazing chicken tractor, and we also got a small coop off of Craigslist. I love this website! I've been reading it for several years, and am really excited/terrified to be a chicken tender.