Let me start off with a story. My bf's 12 year old daughter came home from her visit to Tennessee with 5 eggs and an incubator that she made herself. Her dad and I thought there was no way that these eggs were gonna hatch... I mean really? a 12 year old built this incubator, and it just wasn't gonna happen right? WRONG!!! 4 of the 5 eggs hatched... and 3 of the 4 chickens lived... (Opal, Sweet Pea, and Hurricane) I was dumbfounded. I didn't know ANYTHING about chickens, but how cool would it be to have some fresh eggs right? And it couldn't really be that hard right? So BF and his kids built a coop... and put the chickens in the coop. I bought a "proper" feeder and waterer... except there was one problem that I didn't think of (or even notice at first)... two of the chickens are roosters . Now before you judge, I know NOTHING about chickens, and really, the one rooster looks like a hen... For the most part they get along ok. The hen doesn't lay for squat, which is kind of aggravating for me, but whatever... So I know that I need to get some more hens. I'm planning on ordering some Silver and Golden Seabrights in the spring when they are available. I would also like to get a couple of standard hens for eggs. Anyways, the real reason I am here is to make sure that we are doing the best that we can for these chickens. I'm going to be making some modifications to our coop to provide more floor space and roosting options. I'm also going to be adding some mods for a feeder that we can get to outside of the coop. The roosters are VERY territorial and hate me with every ounce of their being and attack me every chance they get. I'm hoping that with the addition of more hens and additional space, that will at least subside a bit. I'm hoping to eventually let them free range in our back yard, but the last time we let the kids out, we chased roosters through 4 fenced in back yards before we finally caught them... I'm not sure just yet what to do about that part... But thats why I'm here. To learn all I can and provide these little guys. Outside of the chickens, we have a small zoo. We have 2 dogs, Arrow the pitty, and Frankie, the pug. We also have 2 turtles, a toad, 2 sugar gliders (Glimmer & Twilight), and 6 ball pythons. You could say that the kids and I are animal lovers, my bf just tolerates us. lol! I am a server administrator. DD rides horses competitively. SD plays basketball, runs track and cross country, and SS plays baseball and football. I'm kept on my toes at all times. So to keep the household and all of the animals care running as efficiently as possible is essential. Anyways, now that all of that is out, I look forward to snooping around and asking lots of questions!