I have had my 12 girls that I bought as chicks on May 18th of this year. I have read and absorbed as much as I can from Backyard chickens forum. You guys are a wealth of information!! We looked and looked at different coop ideas and finally jumped in and built our coop using bits and pieces of everyone elses ideas. We are free ranging all day. The girls come out in the morning and at sunset I go out, do a head count and lock up. I'm amazed every night that we still have all 12 and they all look healthy and happy. I was so overwhelmed and nervous about all the details with what I have read on the forum. Is it just that people usually only write in with their problems?? Or is the chicken poop about to hit the fan for me and it's only a matter of time? Can it really be easy??