I am an 81 year old widower who lost his "favorite chick-my blessed wife" recently. Since we both wanted to raise chickens for both eggs and showing and never got around to it because we were so busy with our critical care home, I want to now fulfill that dream by acting upon it. I chose "Chicken Little" as the title to my thread simply because as a newbie I am looking to the experts to help me select the right chickens, build the proper coop, expertly care for the ladies, and avoid all the pitfalls. At 81, I do not have a whole lot of time and therefore want to make the most of it. And this while still operating my home as a critical care facility. Whew!!!!!!!!