Hello, I'm a native Rhode Islander happily transplanted to Connecticut and about to start raising chickens for both eggs and meat. Several childhood friends had chickens when I was growing up but I never got much involved besides gathering the eggs, so I'll have some basic questions I'm sure. Currently reading everything I can get my mitts on and starting to sketch coops! I'm a voracious reader, knitter, Mama, and maternity nurse. Two shelter rescue cats and a rescue coonhound live here too. I used to be a librarian and the Research Gene is pretty strong. Very pleased to meet you all, this is such a friendly and helpful place!