Hello, I thought I would introduce myself. My name is Sasheena, and I'm a newbie. In fact, I'm such a newbie, I don't even have any chickens. About me: I'm a high school math teacher. My father, who is retired, decided in 2014 that he didn't want to live alone any more. He wanted to sell his home in California, and buy a new home in Oregon, and he wanted my husband and I to move there with him from where we lived in Arizona. Since Oregon was where we wanted to move above all other places, we agreed immediately. In May of 2015, we moved to Oregon, but my goal of having chickens was postponed to Spring of 2016 due to my tearing a Rotator Cuff. My husband took early retirement, and he and my father built me a chicken house. I've paid a deposit on my starter flock, and plan to get them at the beginning of April. My hubby and dad still need to construct a chicken run to attach to the chicken house, though ultimately I hope to allow them to be free range. We do live right next to a wildlife preserve where Bald Eagles winter & nest, so there are some challenges that come with our new home. I didn't want to start with chicks to begin with. So the chickens I'll be getting include the following: 2 older Americauna hens (past their prime) 4 year-old laying hens (Rhode Island Reds) 7 Pullets (some are Barred Rock, the others are Black Sex-Link) 1 Barred Rock Rooster I still need to get feed, feeders and waterers. Hopefully it will go well.