Hello from Geauga County in northeast Ohio. We are blessed to have 31 acres in a semi-rural area, and we have recently begun to make it more farm-like. About 7 years ago we began tapping our maple trees and producing 25-30 gallons of maple syrup each year. We love working together with friends and family each year on this venture. About a year ago we began contemplating adding fresh eggs to our productions and just about 2 weeks ago bought our 6 Golden Comet pullets. We plan on building our coop in a few weeks during our spring break, so we are busy looking at plans for a (hopefully) flock of 12. We are learning as we go about chicken development, etc. and loving every minute...OK...I don't really love cleaning out the box so much. I am grateful to my friend, Kait, who told me about this site and is encouraging us as we go. I look forward to reading about others of us newbie chicken folks and learning from you experts.