Hello! My name is Jonie and I live in east TN. I've wanted chickens for years now and my husband bought me Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow for Christmas, along with a big cash bookmark to get me started! I would love some pointers on starting layers. I live next to a Wal-Mart... only yards away, however we are still within the county. I have a Blue Heeler dog and 4 kids, youngest one is 7. Most of our property is wooded with the exception of the garden area. Thank you!!