Hi everyone. My name is Melissa. Just recently, we started thinking about beginning to raise chickens. I have a few friends that have done it and I want to get all the information possible to be successful before I jump in. Id love the eggs and I know my youngest would thrive from the experience. I'm not sure the right way to go about it so I'd like to get all the help I can, like, when is the right season to begin? We live in NJ. When to get the babies, and do you urease them after they are hatched or purchase the eggs and incubate? I'm seeing that there are so many different opinions when googling so I decided to join the forum and ask for help. Thank you all.