Hey everyone im jess... new to the chicken world.. my first chicks ever are being shipped out monday from chickensforbackyards.com... ive been on BYC now for about a month and still havent introduced myself properly.. so here i am! I am 26, mother of 3 (well 4 or 5 if you count my husband and his best friend living with us) I am overly excited with getting these chicks and starting my new hobby here in the <3 of Arizona.. i hope you all will answer any questions i post as i have a feeling once i get them i will have more questions than the book and the reasearch ive done the last month will actually cover I would love to get to know you all as well.. as me living out in the boonies having other chicken lovers will allow me to form new friendships online! im on ALL THE TIME! bahhahha (computer nerd) -Jess AND PLEASE IF ANY OF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH COYOTES IN YOUR AREA PLEASE PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW YOU HAVE KEPT YOU CHICKENS SAFE IF YOU LET THEM FREE RANGE DURING THE DAY THANKS! XOXO!