We are very new to the world of chickens. What started out as a 4-H project has turned into a new passion for my daughter and I. We don't have any eggs yet but we are hoping and keeping our fingers crossed that we soon will. We are more interested in raising more chicks right now than having eggs to eat, although trying an egg that came from a chicken that we raised is something that we are anxious to do as well. We have been reading a lot and researching but would like to hear from people what worked for them and what didn't work, and what was difficult and what made things easier. So.... What advice can everyone give us to help us be prepared when they do start laying?