I know it's a ways off for those of us who just got our first flock of chicks, but I was thinking about it today and found myself looking at basket weaving kits (something about having chicks and the thought of having fresh eggs has awakened a whole new level of self-sufficient madness...errr...excitement in me! I've even been eyeing a wheat grinder to make my own flour??? Please tell me I'm not the only one...) I saw another thread asking what folks collect their eggs in and most people say they usually forget their egg basket and use pockets in their shirt or the empty water bucket after refreshing water for their girls. I'm rather looking forward to going out to the henhouse with my Dorothy of OZ wicker basket and collecting the beauties...so I was curious what all the other newby thoughts were on this. Please share!