I am hopelessly trying to live a little more like my grandparents did. They gardened and raised chickens and were much more self sufficient than I could ever hope to be! I have a raised garden bed that (amazingly enough) is thriving. And as of one week ago, I have 4 lovely golden comet chicks (meant for eggs only---I could never eat them). They are precious, and I am already in love with the little darlings. I suppose what scares me most is what I keep reading about how on average, you should buy twice as many chicks as you want chickens because at least half of them are likely to die before they reach adulthood. I am so out of my element. I have no idea what I'm doing. So far, they seem to be growing and thriving and eating and pooping like crazy! But who knows, right? I have been reading just everything I can on line to hopefully manage to keep them alive. That's how I came across BYC. I have literally read articles and blogs everyday. And I can't tell you how much stuff I have pinned to my Pinterest page! I'm sure all my friends think I've gone chicken crazy. Though, I honestly don't mind. I am so excited to be joining your group and hope y'all don't mind if I ask a million stupid questions! Thanks so much for all the info I have already gotten from the page. Can't tell you how much I appreciate it!