Just wanted to say Hi and thanks to everyone for making this such a great forum. My wife and I are going to start keeping chickens this year by converting a 5x10 section of our shed into a coop. We're pretty excited about farm fresh eggs from our backyard. We're thinking maybe a dozen large egg layers for 2009 and we can convert the entire shed if we get really serious about producing eggs and/or meat chickens. I hear it's addicting. Right now eggs for us, our parents, and some neighbors/co-workers if there are extras is enough. I'm planning on posting my coop plans for feedback in the coop/run section before I begin construction/renovation. If anyone is in the Cleveland, OH area and would be willing to let us tour their coop setup and share any local info on where to get good prices on organic feed, bedding, etc. we would be thrilled! We're in Strongsville, south and west of Cleveland. We're also thinking about getting our birds from Meyer Hatchery in Polk, OH, so let me know if you've had a good or bad experience with them. We also are ramping up our organic gardening and food preserving this year as much as we are able. Our two year old twin boys keep us mighty busy.