I've been reading and researching to prepare for my chicks arriving in June. Discovered a "Meet Up" group, LA Urban Chicken Enthusiasts, that hosts information sessions on everything you need to know about chickens from getting started, coops, chicken health, culling, etc. They suggest starting your flock with no less than 3 hens. Small coop set-ups for backyard enthusiasts can be ordered on-line from Amazon or Walmart. Chicks can be ordered from www.mypetchicken.com. You can also get chicks or slightly older hens from Dare2dreamfarms.com in Lompoc, California. They have a great informational website and they deliver! I've also learned a ton reading chicken boards on Pinterest. Hope this helps those new to chickens with options and possibilities I was unaware of. Cluck, cluck and here's to many more urban chicken enthusiasts!