I had chickens (or my dad raised them) when I was a kid... I'm now a mom to 2 girls, ages 12 and 14, two mares, we are starting to build our new home.... And my dad and I (he's 76 and still builds like a semi-pro!) have my chicken brooder done and the coop is almost done. I'll probably get some chicks next week from the feed store. I'm very excited, my girls are excited... This site has had a wealth of excellent info and I can't wait to share info with everyone on our chicken experiences! Thanks everyone!!