HI all, Peg here. I just wanted to say that this is a great forum! You don't know how much it means to me to be able to talk about chickens with out the other person's eyes glazing over from boredom! Can you believe that. Some people just don't have any interest in them! So far I've got some great help with my questions and have enjoyed reading other peoples problems and how they solved them. For years people have thought I was crazy, because I like chickens so much. I started out collecting glass and etc. chickens in unusually forms[like paperweights etc.] But two years ago my sister gave me nine shaver reds for my birthday. I had just gotten out of the hospital for stress related stomach problems and was some surprised. My husband built my first coop in a day,because she didn't give him much notice. Ever since I,ve been hooked on the real thing. And they are great for relieving stress! I like nothing more than going out and sittting with them while they free range and yes they do talk]quite a bit]. So thanks again. Also while I,m posting, does any one have any feedback about avian flu and the goverment's agenda for dealing with the problem?