Hello Everyone! I recently jumped head first into owning chickens, but then again thats how my husband and I normally start things! I have 25 7 week old chicks(16 Buff Orpington and 9 Production Reds). We live in Southern Iowa and own cattle(which we jumped into also), a dog, and a few cats(inside and out). I love animals and plan on owning plenty more. Right now my chicks are in our attached garage with a wood stove, so they are just loving it. I'm excited for spring so I can get there outside coop all fixed upand let them start roaming around the yard. I grew up with chickens at my Grandma's and just loved fresh eggs and meat. Now I feel like everything is so impersonal and I want to get back to my roots and do as much myself as possible. So glad to be apart of this community!