Hi I'm in central Alabama and have been lurking a few days here studying up on everything I can before getting some chicks for spring! I tend to get obsessed when I research new topics, and the BYC forum has been no different ^_^ I keep looking at all the hatcheries online but I am kind of hoping to find something here in AL if I can find the chickens I want. At the moment I'm not completely sure on what breed(s) that will be because I want good egg layers that are also nice for my kids and maybe a few just for the fun colors. The only animals we have right now are 3 fish and a dog. She's a bit of a scaredy though so I don't expect much of a problem after the initial excitement.