Hey guys, I've been browsing around here for a few months looking for ideas and tips about raising chickens. I can't wait to get started. I live in Southern West Virgina and am married with 2 kids( a 2 yr old and a 1 week old). We have recently became fresh egg addicts and want to get our own chickens for eggs. I have lived on a small farm my whole life. Dad used to keep chickens but I was too small to remember having them. I'm a country boy and have tons of neighbors that also raise chickens. I know with the help from this site, we will have the best egg layers we can have. Also, we plan on having mostly Golden Comets since they seem to lay best from everyone we know. I wouldn't mind at least 2 colored egg layers. We plan on just getting 12 chickens to start. I hope to have about 6 daily layers to meet our hopes of egg production. If we end up with 12 layers that lay good and haven't died or been killed by another animal or something, then we will probably give a couple chickens away or give eggs away as cheap as possible. This isn't for extra money, which I know there isn't money in it, but it's for the joy of my sons having chickens and having high quality eggs that we know are healthy for our family and delicious.