Help! I joined this site so y'all could tell me what I need to know. My four-year-old grandson wants two chickens, to be named Moon and Star. These would be pet chickens, not anyone's dinner, and we have recently moved to the country (Franklin County, NC), so we won't be violating any zoning laws. The chickens he is describing sound like Japanese silkies, if that's the correct name (very fluffy, white, hairy-looking chickens). Where can I buy them? How much will they probably cost? How do I keep them from wandering into the road or the woods? How do I keep other critters from eating them? (They are NOT coming into the house!) Do I need a chicken book? If so, could you please recommend a good one? Thanks!