Hi Everybody! We just recently decided we want chickens, so I have been researching as much as I can on the internet. I found BYC and have been reading it for a few days now and I love it!!! So much great information here. We moved out to the country, west of Houston, about 6 years ago. We are thinking about getting 6 chicks...maybe 2 each of RIR, Ideal 236 and Ameraucanas (all from Ideal, which is not that far from me). I still have lots of research to do, so this could change, and I greatly appreciate any advice y'all can give me. I won't ask any specific questions until I've done a lot more reading, since I'm sure the answers are already here. I'd especially love to hear from all the Texans on this site!