I am hoping to learn as much as possible from everyone here, so I thought I should at least introduce myself. I don't have any chickens, but I'm considering getting some. I'm a stay at home mom of two little boys (ages 2 years old and 4 months). I also have 2 terriers and we live on 8 acres. I have been thinking about chickens for about 3 or 4 months now. I thought it would be a great to have our own eggs and for the kids to see where they come from. I also thought that chickens would be pretty easy. I got Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens at the library. I'm about 60 pages into it and I'm now thinking that raising chickens is very difficult and complicated. I don't even know anyone IRL that has chickens. My husband thinks I'm crazy, but is at least willing to go along as long as he doesn't have to do anything with them (other than building me a coop of some sort). I'm sure you'll see me around asking questions as soon as I can figure out exactly where to start.