Hi from Alabama. We are a blended family of 8 and are fairly new to raising chickens. My husband and I decided with a family this size we need to be more self sustained than the average family. He has some history with taking care of chickens from working for a neighbor when he was growing up. I have never had chickens before. So this is a very big learning experience for me. We have 12 chicks at present, 4 Asia Blues and 8 Isa Browns, that are about 3 weeks old. We were looking for some good egg layers, so I hope we end up with some good layers. Any and all help/info is apreciated. Looking forward to this new (and hopefully longlasting) adventure.