I'm new to this chicken (duck/geese) thing. I've been doing (to quote my kids) a [email protected] ton of reading. Books and BYC. Have started my coop and the son will be building the run over his fall break. I want to be prepared before we bring any birds home...but I'm chomping at the bit! It's 2 weeks (and 2 days) before Ohio Nationals and it seems like forever. I'd really like to wait till I can go there so I will have more of a selection of older birds to choose from. Then this spring I can maybe order some day olds. I know I'm doing the right thing by waiting, but dang I'm getting antsy! And it does not help that "Patience" by Guns and Roses keeps going through my head!! Thanks. Just had to vent.