I'm still in the researching stage of what breeds of chickens would work best for me in my area, for my needs, etc. I'm in the process of building a chicken tractor right now. Using a recycled dog house and will use as many "found" materials as possible to help keep our planet going as well as to keep my costs down. We plan on having around 2-4 hens, we aren't allowed roosters in our area. We (me and my bf) currently have 3 dogs and 3 cats already and many deer, bunnies, cardinals, lizards and other critters that are passersby. So right now I'm kind of a lurker on this forum, reading up on tips, tricks, suggestions and getting ideas for my new chicken tractor, feeders/waterers, brooder boxes and hopefully not in the too distant future, selecting my chickies. It's been great reading all the wonderful info posted on here. Your group is fabulously supportive of one another it seems. Though, I can say that I'm not only a newbie to BYC, I've never joined any forums at all...so this is new as well. That said, hope everyone has a great day!