Hi. I am new to raising chickens myself as we just got an acre of land in nw Arizona. I am so excited to start my own new flock! I remember my Grandparents had chickens and we loved them. Our coop/ run is almost finished but I am waiting until early March to get chicks or eggs to hatch. I am doing lots of research on the different breeds which is how I found this thread. I want to raise a healthy group that will do well in our hot summers. Thanks for accepting me as I have learned so much already.