Hi, I am just getting all kinds of information and plan to start raising chickens for an egg business. At least that is my hope. I am just in the starting stages. My husband and I live on about 4 acres and have two dogs - Duchess and Puddles. Duchess is a Labradoddle black, 81 pounds and full of energy when she is not sleeping. Puddels is my 7-8 pound lasapoo and silver gray with some black. Puddels think she is a big dog. We have two grown children living at home.. Daughter works and goes to college and my son is just out of the Navy. I work as a cake decorator and also own a vending machine business. I would like to have chickens to sell the eggs and also to use them myself. That way I know where they come from. Any advice is always helpful to me.