Greetings from Northern Illinois...I am so close to the Wisconsin border I can smell the cheese. My family and I are Brewers fans.
A couple months ago we lost our last two laying hens to the neighborhood fox. Now with the help of a older (retired beekeeper) gentleman and an aqauintance with about 5 acres, we are going to start a couple hives in the spring.
Of course now its read, read, read. I learned a ton from the chicken forum, and this site looks very professional and promising....Thanks!