New to all! Coops and chickens. Researching the heck out of every thing. In the the coop building phase, chicks to arrive next month at the local feed and seed. I have been wanting chickens for years but my husband was definately NOT inclined to pursue this interest, then out of the blue he decides that for Valetine's Day he is going to build me an Awesome coop and run (that is predator proof). And of course chicken to go in it. He has even gotten involved in researching breeds etc. WOW. So here I am on my first thread, ever! New all the way around. Hello to all of you, you have helped me already and I haven't even spoke w any of you, but poured over all the comment and recommendations on so.many topics. Thanks to you all, I don't feel quite as uninformed as I did.