Hello, My wife and I joined because we want to learn about keeping chickens. We have started leading healthy lives and want clean. We know that chicken farms are extremely unsanitary and want to have a small starter flock of our own. If the bird is healthy and happy, the eggs will be healthy! We live in Southwest Texas (on the border west of San Antonio) and it gets HOT, and I think that might be an issue. Any advice would be appreciated. We are looking forward to learning and having a small (3-4) flock of our own.