Hi, I don't have chickens yet, but I have five ducks. I started with ducks because they were on clearance and so darn cute at the local feed store. Boy, did I not have a clue what I was in for. But I love them all so much and find them to be a huge stress relief for me. Nothing like having a bad day and going out back to talk to my duck friends. Have looked at this sight for many helpful hints and recently joined to get some advice. Good to have a place with like minded people, others look at me like I am crazy when I start talking about my ducks like they are my children.