I am a newbie and have spent all day looking around BYC! I plan to start a flock with about a dozen layer chicks in the spring, and my husband and I are looking around for good coop-building ideas. I also have two younger children which I want to get involved, so hopefully there is some info here on getting them interested, jobs to do,etc. Can't wait to read more from all you 'regulars'! Merry Christmas!