lol, started on here a little while ago...and forgot all about this site. oh well. I live in central Florida. I'm a single mom with 3 kids living with me. (one lives with dad). I have intestinal cancer, and am unable to work, so my friend has started getting me into chickens. When she started with them I thought she was nuts, now...not so nuts. I have decided that since we live close to each other, I dont want to be in competition with her, so I am on a waiting list for the original Wade Jeane line of BCM's, and am looking into all other Marans (as she doesn't raise these). Am also getting into EE's and Silkies. That's what my brood is going to be. However, I'm learning from reading on here that chickens are obviously contagious, so I'm sure i'm going to end up with them all over my yard. lol. Was considering raising cornish hens. does anyone have experience with them? Heard they have heart attacks easy? Are they easy to hatch out? Haven't investigated them yet...but can tell you all about BCM genetics lol.