Hello everyone! I'm brand new to the world of raising chickens. My husband and I have been talking about getting a few laying hens since we bought our property 5 years ago. We finally stopped talking and started doing this past weekend when my husband started building our chicken coop. I am SO excited to start on this new adventure! I've done a lot of reading but have never raised chickens before. Since the coop build is a weekend and evening endeavor I figure it'll be a month or so before we will be able to buy our girls and move them in. The coop is a small walk-in 5ft x 6ft with an enclosed run. We are planning on 3-4 hens to start but have no idea what breeds to get or even what is available in my area so any advice in that area will be most welcome! I'm sure I will have many questions and I look forward to connecting with others for tips and advice (of which I will need plenty, lol) especially any of you in my area.