Hi everyone, Just curious how everyone else got into keeping chickens in their backyards.I got to thinking after I realized how I just kind of stumbled on it and wondered about everyone else. I will tell you my story first. A little while back I got an e-mail from the farm co-op list I belong to advertising all the goings on in the area, opening day at the farmer's market and some pullets for sale at a local farm. I started to think about visiting the farm and checking out the pullets.I had never before considered chickens, it never, ever even crossed my mind.For some reason those pullets for sale kept popping back up in my mind and the date to which they would be available.I started wondering if this would be good for my son who has some learning and social disabilities, a hobby that we could do together and hopefully interest him.But then I had to think about that if he wasn't in to it, I better be since I would be taking care of them.So I called the farm and the woman said someone from New York had called and wanted all 50 of them even before they were on sale.I was surprised that I was so disappointed.I decided to look on line for hatcheries.Once I did that I was really hooked, I just kept finding more and more information and all these different websites and the more I learned the more interested I became.After I found this group I started getting more excited about it, I think because now I had the knowledge I needed to be successful at this and it could really work out.This whole time my husband had never said anything about me deciding to keep chickens. I mean when I told him he said okay and that was it,he was fine with it.Everyone else I know thought I was out of my mind, there really are not too many people in my town that have chickens. Yesterday we had my son's birthday at a farm and they had several different coops and hen houses there, my husband was walking around checking them all out to get ideas for our own.Then he said I am getting really excited about this.They had white silkies there and he thought they were really cool, they are on my list to get but I guess I better get cracking on that. He can't wait to get some. If I had not found this group I never would have considered incubating eggs either and now I have 41 eggs in the bator and more coming!! Anyway,I now have 9 baby chicks and the 41 eggs in my bator so I guess I am going to be knee deep in chickens Well thats my story, tell me yours.