I have been kicking around trying this for years and finally decided to go for it this spring. Been preparing for a couple or months so the cost wouldn't hit me all at once. Built the brooders and they are ready to go. Bought the coop on craigs list. A local fence company built the frame for the run for me. My wife thinks I am crazy but I have a wireless thermometer in the coop, so I know the temp inside the coop. It reads in our bedroom. I constantly give her the temp in the coop. So excited I thought I would buy baby chicks in early February. Really enjoy the site as I read it everyday to be prepared for this adventure.