...since the last time I was here. I've been wanting chickens for a long time and my living situation has always stopped me. Soon we hope to move into a house across town. We will be renting but our soon-to-be-roommate who currently lives at the house says the landlord doesn't mind animals as long as we pay for damages, which is fair. We have a pretty decent back yard there and a dog pen. Our roommate was actually the first to mention chickens. She wants them for pets and eggs. (If its cost effective I might try and raise some for meat as well. I'm not sure how much chicks cost or how much they cost to raise.) The dog pen we would use as the chicken coop and yard. I'll take pictures of the area once we move which we hope to be in the next few weeks. So where can we get good quality chicks and what are the first steps to both getting them, paying for them, getting them home, and raising them?