Hey gang, I am not new to chickens, having raised chickens when I was a youngster (and being 63, that seems far removed from today), but I am new to this site. I am married (40 years this year), have two children, and three grandsons. I am introducing a friend to the world of chickens this year and I will be encouraging him to be signing up for this forum, so when he come in, I expect everyone to be very helpful to him (he needs it) and I will try to pass along any thing that I think I know as well. Hope to hear from some of you in our endeavors to keep this variety of bird in the mainstream. If any of you know of places to check for rules about keeping chickens in town, please let me know because my friend has the unfortunate problem of being a 'city dweller'. I live on acreage and don't worry too much about what my neighbor thinks of my chickens (unless he thinks he can help himself to some while I am not watching - LOL). I don't have any chickens at present (Limestone County in Texas suffered a bit from drouth and heat this past summer), but we are gearing up for another run this year, so don't be strangers.