I am new to the whole chicken idea but i've done other types of farming from managing cows to being a beekeeper. My want is to know where that chicken on my plate comes from. So the questions are as follows: 1. Can you manage a flock that will produce year after year? Curious about this because i get the feeling most of you raise them up until time to for processing. 2. What kind of housing do these birds need? I have seen everything from chicken coops to tractors whatever they are. 3. Whatever else you might think of that is important. I'm kinda just stabbing in the dark here as i really have no practial knowledge of chickens. Thanks in advance for your input.