Hi all, I'm Charlie, and I have to tell you, I'm a bit of a jokester. I love to kid around, but I'll never make fun of anybody, or try to get a laugh at someone else's expense. That being said, we have four beautiful Silkie hens who are probably the most pampered chickens in Rhode Island, if not all of New England. Among other things, I'm also an inventor and I'm happy to share my ideas and fixes for problems we have encountered in raising our girls. For example, how do you keep your chickens' water from freezing in the Winter if you don't have power to your coop, or you lose power during a storm? I made a 12 volt version of the "light in a cookie tin" that kept the water from freezing for 3 days straight, powered by a deep cycle 12 volt rv/marine battery. Things like that. Anyway, Here I am, just wanted to say Hi !