Hello, and thank you all for the fantastic topics. I've been dabbling around and was able to find answers to my questions without asking. This is one of the best boards I've seen with good, friendly advice covering many ages. I just picked up my first mini brood today, three red sex links and three leghorns, they are 2-3 days old. I look forward to joining in discussions and already feel like "one of you". A little about me. I'm married (27 yrs now). I'm in the twilight of my career in the Air Force with 29 yrs in. I'm back in my native wisconsin. Along with my wife, we have two grown children and a 2-1/2 yr old grandson. I have two labs and four cats along with my six lil' chickees. My other hobbies are woodworking/lure making, fishing, hunting, camping and flea markets. Oh, and any other projects my wife dreams up!