Hi everyone! I'm not sure if this is the right place to post, so please forgive me if it isn't. There doesn't appear to be a 'Mentor' board for veterans who might be willing to help newbies such as myself. My husband and I are in the process of purchasing a property with about ten acres and plan to start a flock of dual purpose chickens for meat and eggs, as well as a few turkeys, in the spring. I've been doing a lot of reading of books and this message board over the past month, but am only guessing on how a flock should be managed. Nothing is as good as practical experience and I'm hoping someone in the Dothan, AL, area would be willing to 'show me the ropes', point me towards local resources for feed, coop litter, etc., and perhaps even allow me to observe or help with harvesting chickens for meat, in return for my volunteer labor. If anyone is interested in this kind of arrangement, I'd love to connect with you! Thanks!