Glad to be here, and thank you for such a nice site to learn about chickens. My name is Tamera, and I live in Tennessee. I'm a retired Pet Stylist (mostly dogs & cats ) of almost 30 yrs. I had to quit work in April due to a back injury. I just ordered my coop today, yay! I don't have any chickens yet. I have been around folks who has raised them all of my life, and I have always enjoyed watching them play & scratch. I love their little curious personalities! I totally have a lot to learn and that's the reason I joined here. Seems like this is the place to be if you want to learn any and everything about chickens! My plans are to get the coop set and a run built this winter and get pullets (young hens, right?) in the spring when the weather is fair. That way I can do some serious studying over the colder months. Just wanted to say, "Hello" and thanks for having me, I look forward to learning here.