We are planning on getting chickens this spring. My sister has had chickens and we helped “babysit” them from time to time. Norfolk will allow up to 6 chickens and we are considering Ameraucana/Easter Egg (for the egg color) and Rhode Island Reds (my sister had these and we loved them). Both breeds live well in this area – We were concerned about our hot and humid summers. I learned about BYC.com through my sister and have been reading posts for two months. I am really interested in gardening and am planning a coop with a green/living. So I have gotten lots of good ideas from BYC already – Thanks! I am from PA and my wife is from CA. We met at school and have lived in Pennsylvania, Israel, and northern Alaska before we moved to Norfolk, VA. We have 2 children, a cat, a bird, a goldfish pond, and 2 bee hives. Our plan is to build the run around the bee hives to take advantage of the chickens eating the beetles and moths that plague bee hives in this area. I am a high school special education teacher and my wife works at the Norfolk Zoo. We are involved in our civic league, church activities, and our kid’s school activities.