Well basically I'm planning to get some chickens in the future for eggs and I need to learn as much as I can before then... I'm sure there are posts like this one but this site is so large :/ I'm going to buy some from the local feed stores when everything is in place, how many should I buy? And is it ok to buy some from one store and some from another or is mixing them not a good idea? What do I need to do when I get these chicks considering they aren't grown? What do I feed them when they are grown? Is there anything special I need to do to ensure they lay eggs or is this a natural thing they do on their own? What are necessities of a chicken coop? Also I have 3 horses, this shouldn't be a problem correct? I apologize if these questions are dumb and common sense but I focus most of my time on horses and just recently my dad and I began talking about getting chickens, thank you though!