Hello, My name is Jocelyn and i'm just starting to research this whole chicken business!! We are in the process of building a house on 5 acres and I want chickens. All i've done so far is read about them... and dream about what it will be like!! I want chickens for the eggs and to also teach my children (4 and 8 years old) and broaden their horizons. I just started the book Chick Days and its been a great read so far. We are getting into the winter season up here and we wont' be moving into our house for a couple more months so i'm presuming we won't be getting chickens for a bit... next warmer season. But i'll be wandering through this site and forums and reading as much as i can befor that day in preparation.