Hey I think its about time I introduced myself after joining what three weeks ago. Ha! I'm Kaisenji of the Desert Plum Garden. Been in semi-rural city Cherry Valley (near Oak Glen, CA) for almost five years most of it spend gardening so I am excited to be venturing into the backyard chicken world. We (parental unit & I) have just over 1/4 acre of property with many trees, several raised beds and an shed older than me. I just ordered my 25 chickens from McMurray even though I only need like six to ten. Breeds are: Delawares, Australorps, Barred Rocks, Partridge Rocks, Easter Eggers, New Hampshire Reds, Naked Turkens, and Red Stars. My goal is to have eggs, poop for the compost, bug eating entertainment. Eventually dwarf goats will follow next year when I get my job transfer but I am terribly excited to have chickens. My neighbors are amused beyond words but totally ok about the birds. That's me! Hope to learn much and share pictures too. Cheers!