I don't expect a huge bunch of replies with this thread. As a newbie, like many here, I am always learning. Yesterday was one of those milestone learnin days. I was lucky enough to talk to one of the OLD SCHOOL breeders who was a "string men". A breeder paid by county and state fairs to exhibit birds to assure the buildings were filled. IF the poultry buildings don't get filled in our fairs, the local poultry clubs can loose the use of that building in the future at fairs. So, these guys are part of our poultry heritage. Very few still do it. And when I did a search, I came upon this article by HOME GROWN POULTRY, they were talking about the OLD TIMERS and how things were done before, computers. Not only a learning experience, but alot of refreshing ideas of what is important to us BYCers. Hope this is as good a read for you folks as it is for me. OLD SCHOOL RULZ! https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/12/index.html No needles or booties are allowed on my property.