I just joined yesterday, found this site as I was looking for pallet coop suggestions/plans. I haven't had chickens for many years but plan to get mine going soon. I use to raise and butcher 100 a year the old fashion method of hand plucking and a five gallon bucket of hot water. Now my plans are raising them for eggs only unless I get the urge for farm fresh meat. They will be free range, organic and loved! This looks like a great site to find out what chicken knowledge I've missed over the last 35 years!