Welcome from Georgia! I am also retired and really enjoy these retirement days. The chickens make it alot more fun.My wife and I are both retired and decided to raise a couple of chickens. We made the big mistake of getting the chicks before we had all our ducks in line and fell to the “spell” of the baby chickens. Everything soon became centered around them! The birds thrive on it and so do we. The girls are now 6 months old and just starting to lay. There are 4 ladies here, no roosters, and all are “Buff Orpington”. They are a perfect fit. Glad to find this site, wish I would have checked sooner.