My name's Becky, and my husband and I are planning on egg laying chickens for spring '15. We live in the suburbs, have a back yard with privacy fence and love fresh eggs . We'll most likely end up with 5 hens or so of a variety of breeds. I think half the fun will be watching them out our windows! We're very excited We live in the western Chicago suburbs and would love any info on what folks have found work best for the weather we get. Also, if there are ever any 'chicken related events' we'd love to hear about them!