Weather's been great here lately, should be this week too! Great coop building weather. Thought I'd share some things about me. I'm new to chicken raising, the handful of chicks I got on Sunday are my first. I bought 6 total: I have two Silver Lace Wyandottes, a NH red, an ISA red, a black sexlink & a white leghorn. Nothing too fancy, but I already love them! All are pullets except the Wyandottes, I'm not sure on those two. I stumbled upon this great, awesome, information website last week when I was doing chicken research and I've been pretty much obsessed ever since!! All the information I've been finding and reading here has been so helpful, and I thank everyone who's posts I've read!! Currently, I live w/my boyfriend out in a rural area with our dog and cat. We live right next door to a horse farm (they also have longhorns) and I love hearing them in the morning. I want some of my own some day, but we don't have enough room (or money) right now for that type of adventure. So I'm starting small, with chickens!! I also have a small garden that I enjoy and have been trying to devise a good chicken-proof fence to protect it, thanks to all my reading here. Some hobbies of mine are also cooking, reading, crocheting, being generally crafty and enjoying the outdoors...we love camping!! Right now I work for a collections agency (its awful) but I decided a couple years ago to go back to college and I am now 3 months away from graduating as a veterinary technician! I obviously have a love for animals, if you hadn't noticed before I said that, haha. So that'll be exciting, I'm looking forward to getting a new job, and hopefully very quickly. I love this site and hope to make a bunch of new friends here, and learn lots of new things about chickens and continue getting great advise from everyone. Thanks for welcoming me to the family!!