Hello! For about a year I thought about raising chickens and this Feb I decided to do it! I started as many do, with 6 chicks from Tractor Supply and a pre made coop. Now I am building my own, have a Rooster and 9 ladies and 9 eggs in the bator with more on the way! Gotta love that chicken math! Also, let me assure you that chickens ARE the gateway animal! We will be building a goat shelter this fall for baby goats next spring! All in all I am very happy with the turn my life is taking and plan on clearing some of our land to start a small farm! I now own my first air compressor and nail guns, my first coop and chickens, my first incubator and hatching eggs and I am sure many more firsts are coming and I can't wait! Weather you want chickens for pets, food or show I guarantee that the little Dino's will change your live for the better! Happy Hatching!