Hi there! We recently got chickens (again) and I'm so excited! We used to have chickens when we lived in Hendersonville, NC, but when we sold our house, the people who bought it actually put into the contract that they wanted to chickens to stay on the property. I was thrilled to hear that because 1) I knew that we couldn't take them with us as we were temporarily moving in with my parents until the right house came on the market, and 2) they had two little boys that wanted to help take care of them. We have now lived in Fairview, NC for almost 5 years, so it was time to get some chickens for our backyard! We found a lady on Craigslist who was selling her coop, attached run, food, waterer, feeder, and four (already laying!) hens for only $50 so we picked them up immediately. We got them settled at our house, gave them some food, water and some veggie scraps and we had three eggs an hour later!! Ever since then, we've averaged about 3-4 eggs a day. I am so glad to have found BYC- it is such a great resource when it comes to answering my questions about our chickens!