Not only am I new to Chickens but I'm new to blogging and threads and all that stuff so please pardon any mistakes. I just moved to a 6 acre farm and am beginning to live my dream of being a farmer (my real job is in corporate america). Well, as there is no fencing or outbuildings I figured the easiest animal to add first would be a chicken. So I read and read and read some more. I ended up ordering 5 EE for a Nov 12 delivery. I then panicked thinking I didn't have enough so I ordered another batch (6) (silkies, polish, maran) to come on 28 Oct. I'm not sure if I can waitT I'm also waiting on my coop. My husband is a contractor and the saying about the shoemakers kids not having shoes is so true. Anyway, I found a guy on craigslist who is making me a custom coop! He's been a blessing so far and I can't wait to get it. Happy to be a part of this community. I may be new to you guys but with all my reading I already feel like some of you are family.