I'd spent far too much time behind a keyboard and in server rooms so last year I started construction of a coop. Early spring, during the -30C weather, I had the opportunity to purchase a flock of 17 1yr old sexlinks. It spured me to complete the coop earlier than expected, it was very cold but I got it done, enough. They have been so much fun all summer so 1 month ago I purchased another 16 1 day olds which are growing up so fast. It has been a great break from computers and security stuff. My kids love it my wife puts up with it. Now I have also have a 3 month old polish hen. possibly a rooster we will sort it out soon I guess. It just didn't get along well with my friend Jen's flock so it came to me. it's in with the young 1 month olds getting along okay so far. Looking forward to years of fun. Glad to be a Back Yard Chicken guy.