Good morning! My name is Gerry, and as the title suggests, this is all new to me. I live in Southern Louisiana, for starters. My neighbor has been raising 5 chickens since early March of this year (Golden Sex Links or Comets). I've been enjoying sitting on my back porch in the mornings, listening to the "chicken talk" while reading my newspaper! Well, the day before Christmas, he calls me to say they are going to be moving to California due to work and can't take the chickens. He offers me the hens, coop, and feed he has left! I jumped on the offer! Spent that day trying to "chicken-proof" the back yard, and got everything from him that evening. I'm not asking for anything specific at this point, just introducing myself. As I learn enough to ask decent questions, believe me, y'all will be hearing from me! But for now, I wish y'all a Happy New Year! Thanks for listening.