Hello! We are starting a little chicken family in the next month and I've been told that this is the place to get all our chicken knowledge. We have 24 acres in Nixa MO near the James River, where we built a new home a couple years ago. We're planning on 4-6 to start (momma hen and chicks, maybe?) and see how it goes. I'm going to be using the run area for our composting, which sits just beside the garden and greenhouse, and planning to use the deep litter method for the hen house. I'm sure I'll be creating threads as things come up, but any and all advice is welcome!