Hello, We are a family of three and new to BYC. We reside in the beautiful Mississippi Bluff Country of South Eastern Minnesota. We are currently researching and planning to raise a small flock of hens We are BRAND NEW and just getting started! And help from this forum would be great. Right now I am researching chicken breeds. I would like to raise 3-5 hens that are cold hardy breeds and lay a variety of colored eggs. How do I get started? I have been researching sites to purchase chicks, and have also been browsing the "for sale" section of this site where folks are selling older hens. How do I search for hens for sale in my area? Thanks for any advice My family and I are very excited!