Hello everyone! I have always wants chickens, up until a year ago it was not allowed in Sacramento City limits. Once they changed the law and said we could have three hens I was ready. However my husband grew up with chickens and said no way they are too messy. I have spent the last year begging and finally made a deal. If I can do more research and provide him with some Internet proof that they can easily be cleaned up after then he said we can get some hens. His other concern was corn, he wants them to be organic and not eat corn. Luckily he is a home brewer and we have spent grain and I already buy meal worms for my box turtles so I don't think it will be too much trouble to keep them healthy. Thanks to my cousin who turned me on to backyard chickens I am hoping to have my own coop in the new year! Love to hear any advise, books, websites or what ever you have to offer!