Hello. I have been reading and relying on BYC for a while now but just decided to join up. My husband purchased our first chicks from a feed store in Little Rock, Arkansas in March 2012. I raised them in our backyard in Carrollton, TX for two years before we moved to Alexander, Arkansas in 2014. We now live on 5 acres with a large pond with catfish, bluegill, bass and some huge grass carp and lots of trees. We brought the remaining 2 girls from Carrollton in January 2015 and added 2 ducks , 8 more girl chicks and 10 bonus boys in late January. We added 15 guineas in July, 4 babies from a farm store in August and 2 laying White Leghorns from 4H kids displaying at the county fair. One of the bonus "boys" turned out to be a girl. hehe. Currently have the 2 "big" girls from Carrollton, 7 "little" girls from January, our "bonus" girl, 2 boys from January, the 2 White Leghorns, the 4 babies and 15 guineas and 2 goats. We are letting them free roam our property but we lock them in the coop at night. I will be posting a couple of questions later on our current status.