Hi all of BYC! I'm so thrilled to have a forum of this caliber and might! I find the information here is so wonderful and everyone is so friendly. I've been snooping around for a couple of months now, and haven't come across one nasty bit of nonsense. It's refreshing! I've began my chicken adventure, admittedly a little late in the year... but my coop should be finished by next week, with a 4x8 run attached to it for the birds. I'm hoping to just house 3 or 4. I've got a smaller backyard in an older part of Denton pretty close to the UNT campus. The birds will be cooped most of the time, but when I'm home they'll get to free range a bit when I'm around. Breeds I'm considering: Americaunas Black Australorps Barred Rock Black Sex Links Any suggestions for a small flock, smallish yard, and looking for general laid back personalities and decent egg laying. Would love any suggestions! Thank you all so much and I look forward to being apart of this community!