Hi! I'm Ann from eastern Connecticut. I have had chickens before, but I was young, naive and getting free chicks from the fair (read as: a flock of roosters on the family farm). The landlord agreed to a coop/chickens today, which doesn't surprise me, but I went and got my hopes up BEFORE the SO called for official permission. Building begins next week or the week after. I'm currently debating breeds/proper heritage vs. "feed store", and trying to convince myself that I can max out at 5 and STAY AT FIVE. I am looking for breeders in the area and also wondering if there is a newbie thread... So far, BYC has been a great inspiration and wealth of information! Thank you already!