Hello all, I'm from extreme southern IL. right on the Ohio river in Brookport. I'm right across the river from Paducah, KY. I haven't got any chickens yet,I am hoping to start my flock this spring. I've just been doing some research on them when I came across this site and decided to join. I am finding it very addictive already. I spent most of the day at work today sneeking on this site reading articles. My wife thinks I'm crazy (even more so than usual that is) for getting so excited about getting chickens. I'm looking forward to reading your stories and getting to know some of you.