Hello all, My name is Clay. I just moved out to Concord NC area about 8 months ago and purchased a home on 3 acres. I am going to attempt come hell or high water to turn this into a homestead. The idea is that I want to be able to have a hobby farm where I raise some live stock and have gardens and trees to fill up the land. The more I plant the less I have to mow and the more I dont have to buy at the grocery store. The reason I started with this forum was because every question I googled came up to this website, so it seems that the members here understand what they are doing more than me and that is great. I have always wanted chickens and have just started some research around the internet when I decided to jump into it. I plan to buy them around the end of March or the first of April so it gives me time to turn this older shed into a coop. I have already put up a fence that is waist high (which now I wish it was higher) but now I just ordered bird netting to go over top to help with them escaping and predators getting in. I have already started on the inside of the coop by putting in feeder and a hanging water container. I have a list of things to finish up before I get the chickens but it is all a work of love. My idea is that I am going to start off with a flock of 6 including a rooster. If anyone has any opinions on flock size to supply my wife and I with eggs and then how many I should have to be able to cull one per month or so that would be awesome! Thank you for reading.