Hi all. My name is Becky and I'm very interested in raising chickens. My husband and I just bought our first home and it's on five acres. We will have to build all needed structures since there aren't any on our property. We'd like to start on our first hutch and run in mid-late winter and get our first batch of chickens in the spring. I'm not set on which breed, for sure, yet. I know I want to start with laying hens and possible acquire meat birds later on. I'm really looking forward to reading posts and gleaning information from everyone.