We are jumping into chickens, and are super excited! We've wanted chickens for about a year, and had some major changes this year which put it on hold. We started homeschooling both of our boys at the beginning of this school year, and while it has been really fun it was super intense. We finally have our bearings, and are ready to make the jump to chicken raising. We spent the weekend making a hoop style chicken tractor, and it building it was revving the boys up. The local feed stores have quite a few chicks right now, but since the tractor isn't quite finished dh isn't allowing any chickies into the house. Party pooper! All we have left is the front and back of the hoop. The back will be easy, but the design for the front door keeps changing. DH is taking his first day off in almost a year tomorrow, so hopefully I can bribe him with a beer or six and we can knock out the rest of the tractor. We're planning on starting with just 4 chickens, and see how it goes. The boys have names picked out for their chickens, and we've been spending time learning all about chickens. I really want a Frizzle or a Polish, but I may have to do quite a bit of digging to find one.