I am so extremely new to chicken ownership! I am so thankful for backyardchickens.com. I am learning a lot. Although, it seems the more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. It is a bit overwhelming. Our first chickens, a 6 pack of 3wk old cochins, are now sleeping in a tote in my kitchen. I am counting on all of your advice to keep them healthy and happy. So I am thanking you in advance for your patience with all of my newbie questions. The chickens would also thank you if they could.