Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.Hello from Virginia ,
I am fairly new to chickens at home only had mine for about 7 months so far but I love it !! They have their own personalities and are so much fun. I did my research about a year before I "took the plunge" and I wish I had done it sooner. You should see the way they pal around with my dog. Mine are pets and spoiled just like the dog and when they begin to lay (should be soon now) that will just be an added benefit.
I have had no regrets whatsoever.