Hello. We have dreamed of living in the country for over 3 years. This past fall we were finally able to purchase our Homestead. Chickens will be your first livestock. We are a family of 6 and can't wait to get started. We plan on taking it slow and asking lots of questions. We want to make sure that we do it right. We know we'll probably make a lot of mistakes but as long as we have other people to help us along the way.... I think we'll be okay.