Hello all! I'm Leslie, located in southeastern Michigan and am pretty much completely new to chickens! My best friend had some as pets growing up, but it's been about 20 years since then, haha! My fiance and I have been discussing options for quite a while and my daughter has developed a fascination for chickens so we feel it's time to dive into some chickens of our own. We are looking to get some very soon, the next couple of weeks. Looking for between 5 and 10. We aren't breed specific on them, though we do need them to be cold hardy given our climate here. I came across BYC just by looking online for a place to come and get knowledgable information from many people who own chickens and know what they're doing! Rather than just jumping from site to site off Google.