Hi! I live in Michigan, very new to the chicken thing.. just wondering, we want to raise a few chickens for eggs and a few for meat... We have a shed that we are going to convert into a coop in the back yard so the structure is taken care of.. but what else should I know? What breeds are the best egg layers (preferably brown eggs) and which are the best meat givers? Ive been hearing alot about heirloom chickens having the best nutritional value.. are they easy to find? Is there a good book that would cover raising chickens from begining to end? Thanks so much for any replies!!