So after months of preparation and browsing these forums and learning as much as i possibly can, ive decided to bite the bullet and get some chicks to start a flock. I am going by my Local TSC this evening after work and checking out their stock to determine who my starters will be. Starting small...im still kinda nervous but excited at the same time! would like about 5-6 hens and roo and primarily for laying purposes to start. An ideal situation would be a blend of ausies, PBR and maybe some new hampshires...at least i could make some sex links when i wanna expand my flock some! Again all the could change depending on my option... Just wanted to shout out to the BYC community and say thanks for getting me to a point to get the endevor under-way, whether directly or indirectly, thank you all!