Hello! My name is Delaney. I live right between Republic and Billings, Mo. I have an awesome husband, 4 great kids, a pit/greyhound mix, 2 guinea pigs, 2 barn cats and 4 two wk old baby chicks. One is a RIR, still learning the abbreviations so I hope that's right, and the other 3 I'm not sure of yet...lol, bought them as Rainbow layers, so I am guessing that means we will have to wait and see. I have never had chickens before. I always wanted them, raised in 4-H but my parents said no as my mom hated having chickens as a kid, and finally got my husband to agree now that our kids eat eggs like they are candy. My husband found this forum when doing some research and I fell in love with it. It is great! I am learning a lot from here. I have my chickens set up in a brooder now and we are going to start making our coop this next weekend. We have an old one, but we are thinking it will be better to make a new one as this one is pretty worn out and rugged. We will be moving in Aug to a small 10 acre farm right outside Scotts City and have plans for a big coop for at least 30 to 40 chickens , if not more. We will be starting on our big coop this winter. I really want to get some eggs and try hatching some, which I have plan to do in a couple of weeks. I have definitely learned from reading on here how chickens can be addicting. I am looking forward to making new friends and excited to learn more from people on here. Hope everyone has a nice weekend!