I'm thinking over my Springtime decision to get chickens for the first time back in April. I found out a neighbor had a dog team and another had a horse so I figured a few hens would go well under the radar...I thought six would be great! So I got 12 thinking some roosters may be in the mix...and then some may die...well, three dog attacks later and some great poultry friends, today I am up to 22 chickens!! I just brought home four EE/RIR chicks tonight and I'm counting my blessings for such a wonderful summer so far!! While things haven't always gone as I hoped, I am so pleased to say that this endeavor has brought my family and I closer while we eat our own eggs and provide for three different age groups. It brings a whole new dimension to my two urban acres. I'm grateful!