Hello all! My husband and I are located in Houston, and just starting a move to the Conroe area. We will hopefully be all moved by the end of april. Our house here in Houston did not have enough room for chickens, but since we're moving, I'm starting to look into starting a flock. We're not new to animals, but definitely new to chickens! If anyone has any advice at all, please send it my way. I think we'll be ready to get some chickens by June, which gives me plenty of time to research. I would like to find a hatchery near us so that I don't have to have them shipped. Any recommendations? I also am not sure what breed would be best. I want a dual purpose chicken that thrives in this SE Texas heat. I'd also like a few different breeds. I'm thinking a four hen flock (and husband wants a rooster). Anyone else located in or near Conroe? I'm excited to be starting the chicken-keeping journey!