Angi, I think that you are going to have a blast on this forum. It is a great place to spend time, learn and learn, some great mentors on here, I have been beekeeping now since April 2005. Have taken courses upon courses, have spent myriads of time here and love to learn. Sounds like you are a learner too. To raise that many chickens and other stuff (like the emus) is cool, and it takes lots of work and knowledge to perform these activities. Good for you.
Spend as much time as you can here, and on the internet too. It will do nothing but good for you, soon you will feel confident that you can handle those little beauties that you will be raising to bring you honey and the beautiful products from the hive. You are going to love beekeeping, you obviously love Mother Nature's products.
Enjoy your time spent here, ask any question that you need and never ever feel that any question that you may ask is not worthy of an answer. We all were beginning with our lives with the bees, and we all need to know everything that we can, to keep them safe, and to take good care of them. Have a beautiful and wonderful day, again, welcome. Cindi