Welcome to BYC, Gabrielle. Glad you decided to join our flock. A good place to start is in our Getting Started Raising Chickens section of our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens. You will find answers to most of your questions there, but if please feel free to ask us any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in backyard homesteading.