Hello All! I'm in the research process at the moment, so I'm reading "Raising Chickens for Dummies!" lol I have learned a lot so far...I didn't know how much detail was involved in raising chickens but am really looking forward to it! I know it's going to be a very rewarding experience! Here is my plan of action so far (please let me know if I should add anything to my list): 1. Read "Raising Chickens for Dummies" 2. Find a local hatchery (if you have any suggestions around upstate SC or NC, let me know!) (Also, should I get 8 wk old chicks with winter approaching or wait until spring?) 3. Begin building my A-frame chicken coop (I found plans, yes!) 4. Buy/make all the little things in between (feeders, food storage, bedding storage) 5. Buy chickens! Like I said, please let me know what I should add! Thank you for your help!