Hi all! I'm a soon-to-be chicken owner - we are picking up four chicks at the feed store on March 24 and I am very excited! I've been reading this forum for weeks already as well as every other thing about chickens I can get my hands on. I feel pretty well prepared but still nervous about taking care of the babies.... I'm really good with animals though (my wife calls me The Beastmaster, lol) so I think I will do ok. I've built them a nice coop and today will be putting the last finishing touches on the attached run. I'll post pics later this afternoon. I'm still trying to decide on the best brooder for them as well as where to keep it. One half of me says keep it in the garage to avoid a mess, the other half says keep them in the house somewhere so I can hang out with them more! Anyway, this looks like a really great community and I look forward to being a part of it!