I am in Colorado Springs, and my husband wants to have chickens so he can have fresh eggs. I read that we are allowed up to 10 chickens, with no roosters, here in the Springs, but know absolutely nothing about raising chickens. So I thought I'd ask...what do you do during the winter? These would be in our back yard, probably in a fenced area. I highly doubt we'd get a full 10 right off...since I'm a total amateur at this, so maybe 3-4 to start? Where do I get them from? Is there a particular breed that would be better to start with than others? Which breeds produce the best/most eggs? What should I feed them? When should I look at buying my first chickens? Should I buy them as chicks and raise them, or buy mature chickens? And again...what do I do with them during the winter months, when it's all cold and snowy and brrrrrr outside? I'm not looking for anything to show, but please keep in mind, I have 5 kids and a dog...6 kids if you count my husband.... Any advice and pointers would be AWESOME!