Hello everyone, My name is Katie. My husband and I just moved to Illinois in December of 2016 and we decided to start raising laying hens. It has been GREAT so far. I absolutely love them, they are so funny to watch and observe how they begin to form patterns and habits. I have been scouring this website since before we even brought them home because I had NO CLUE how to care for chickens. But I'm so glad that we took that step. I'm sure I will be doing much more research on here in the coming months!