NEW to BYC, NEW to chickens I currently live on a 1/2 acre residential lot. I've been dreaming about having a couple of backyard chickens for years now. Recently, my Husband and I have come across the opportunity to purchase a 10 acre parcel of land (zoned agricultural!) The 10 acres is just down the street from our house, maybe 500-600 feet. My question: is this too far away to be able to safely keep chickens? Our plan is to eventually build a home on this land, perhaps within the next 5 years, but there is NO way I could wait that long to finally get started on my dream of a little mini-farm. Suggestions? Advice? Opinions? I'd love to hear your thoughts.