I want to get into keeping chickens, but I have no experience and know nothing about it. So if anybody could help me that would be great. First I guess what kind of housing do they need? I live in Alabama so it doesnt get too cold. In the winter it might get in the 20s or 30s, during the summer though it is hot and humid.I was looking at pictures of tractors on this website and I was thinking of building one of those because I live in a neighborhood but its not like Im right next to someone, im even considered county not city. Im going to get them as pets, and their eggs. So I was wondering could I just get 2 or 3 hens or do I need to have a rooster?What would be the best breed for a beginner?Is their a certain breed that lays eggs to eat?Do I need to get them as chicks and raise them or can I just buy them ready to lay eggs? What do I need to do as far as keeping them and their coop clean? What's the best food for them? Any other advise or help would be much apreciated thank you.