I just made my account after viewing BYC multiple times. I've been wanting chickens ever since December but I wanted to do more research to see if it was right for me. I want chickens for the eggs and experience. I'm still looking for a good place to get my chickens, 2 Rhode Island Red. I don't want to order my first chickens and have looked on Craigslist but I'm worried about diseases. I would really appreciate any tips for a newbie! And things I should know before getting them. Thanks, Emily.