***Edit*** Pics posted on reply 18/19**** We got our chicks first, THEN began work on a coup. Probably not the optimal order of things, but heck, that coup (see my page) would have taken us at least 4 months without the pressure of having the girls in the house waiting on us to finish. As it is, the coup was mostly finished by the 25th (that's less than 3 weeks of hard effort during each spare minute!) , except for a few final touches that we now have up. Most especially the coon-proof latches. So, today was the big day, and this morning, we ceremoniously carried the baby girls in the run, threw out a small chunk of banana, some raisins, some grit to get 'em scratching and put some ice in their water jug. Can't wait to get home and see how they did! I'll take some photos to post now that it is all complete...hate to mess with the original page since it's part of the coup contest.