Hello!! I have been a member for a little while, but lurking in the shadows. I have enjoyed BYC SO much, and learn something new each time I visit, I thought I should say hello, and thank everyone for all the amazing info they have shared. Thank You!! I am completely new to chickens, and I am SO excited!*squeal* My chickies are due to arrive on May 23- I ordered 24!! The 12x12 chickie residence is on order- we are are prepping the site. I am also in the process of figuring out a large capacity brooder. I live on a 35 acre farm with my husband and daughter, 4 horses, 3 cats and 2 dogs. BYC has been a fountain of great info. I look forward to learning more. Have a great day, everyone!