Just wanted to take a minute to say hello. This is the first time I've ever joined an on-line forum so I'm not too hip on all this stuff. I live in Texas with my husband and our dogs, Catfish is a lab and Kimber is a German Shepard. We always had chickens (along with horses, sheep and pigs) growing up but this will be my first atempt in my adult life. My husband is really excited, he is a city slicker, when we bought our house on a little piece of land he was so happy we could start raising our own groceries. I have their run all fenced in, and we're just waiting for the money and time to build their coop. I'm not sure yet on what type of chickens we will get, if anyone has any suggestions on a versitile bird, I'd love to learn all that I can. Thanks!