Hey BYC, James here. I just bought my first home and have been thinking about raising DP chickens. As a child I had some Rhode Islands but they were kept as pets. I hunt small game dress and prep all my own meat so I think i should be okay with the feathery gals (fingers crossed). Any advice would be appreciated I'll list some basics below: I'm building my own coop and run I have a wooden garden shed, I'll be converting half into housing. I'd like to start with a small group. I maybe one dozen? Would also like to breed but maybe I should wait until later when I have more keeping experience. Like I said before I've had Rhode Islands before but maybe there's a better fit for me. I live in southern Ohio now so idk if they can handle the winters here. Thanks again looking forward to making some friends here.