Thought I'd say hi here. I am very new to this keeping chickens thing, I am surprisingly excited by the idea.
So far I haven't had much success with the eggs I got, unfortunately the analogue thermometer I got online was reading incorrectly and I incubated my eggs at around 41 for the first few days. I might have one survivor (of 12) at day seven from what I can tell. I have resolved to try again and have just inquired about some more eggs.
My coop is almost finished, it has been mainly built with things I picked up for free. I've never really built anything so it has been an interesting experiment, I'll put up some photos when its done.
Thanks everyone for sharing your stories, heaps of info here it seems.