My chickens are almost 6 months old now. I have 5, and 4 are laying (4 are black sex links, the 5th is an SLW). I've been lurking and reading for quite awhile. And I've been following the Facebook page. Former city chick here. Only got to see chickens in college (animal science major). Moved out to the country and now I can technically have 1,000 chickens according to the ordinances, but I've started off with 5. Chicken math would be more likely to take over if I was a bit more into building. I built my own chicken coop, but now I'm done for awhile. Still, it's a 4x8 so I might add a few. I live in Northern NY so hopefully these chickens are as winter hardy as everyone keeps telling me they are!