I'm a super new-to-chickens highschooler, don't have any chickens yet, don't really know what breeds to get, and don't really have an absolute "Yes!" on the whole thing from my parents. Right now I'm still in the process of convincing my parents (and myself, truthfully) to get them. I found BYC via Google because I had this brilliant idea to talk to someone who knows they're stuff, and this forum has a lot of somebodies! Another of my hobbies is finding ways to recycle, like building a pallet shed or fence, using old trashcans to grow potatoes in, old rubbermaid storage bins as nest boxes, old milk jugs as pooper scooper, old clothes and towels used to make rag rugs, stuff like that. I'm also trying to convince my family to start a garden, compost, get goats, and conform to my use-everything recycling method. I set my goals high I'm the oldest of 4, so maybe I can brain-wash my little sisters to back me up when asking my dad if I can build a pallet-shed or fence. And there is me in a (really long) introduction!!