Hi, I started building a coop last summer. It is our first chicken endeavor. My plan was to let each of my four children pick out a chicken. We drove an hour north of the city and the kids each picked. Nobody would pick the Ameraucana I had my eye on. My pick made five 7 week old pullets. Yesterday was day 1. The kids turned over the compost and fed the girls more bugs then they should have. The chicks decided it was more comfortable to sleep in the corned under their new coop instead of inside. My wife climbed under to get them. Today it is cold and rainy. The girls are happy staying in. Hopefully they will stay comfortable and will be happy to bed indoors on the next setting sun. I have a big ask. I need to purchase feed, scratch, oyster shell, and diatomaceous earth. I would like to avoid driving an hour to get supplies. Any local people who can share their suppler? Thanks, Randy Julia and her pick, a buff silver laced brahma. (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? The idea got into my head about a year ago. Today is day 2 with our chickens. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]We have 5 chickens.[/FONT] (3) What breeds do you have? We have 4 breeds. 2 Brahma, Ameraucana, Polish, and Cochin. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? www (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Fishing with the kids. Time with the family time. Chickens, chickens, and more chickens. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I have a young family. Four kids between the age of 4 to 11. We have three dogs and now 5 chickens. I work in telecommunications for a company named TELUS. I mostly work from home which gives me lots of chances to peek at the chickens during the day.