HI! I've been poking around here for about a month. It's been a big help. I first came across BYC when one of my Red Stars came down sick. I got wonderful advice here, and she was getting much better. Then, about a week and a half ago, we woke up to find all of our chickens dead. It was pretty upsetting as they were only 11 weeks old. We still dont know what killed them, but we do know how whatever it was got in the coop, and how to fix it. So, we're in the process of redesigning the coop to make it safer. Then, on Tuesday, I saw some adorable Australorp chicks for sale on craigslist. And I uhh... "accidently" called the guy, and drove 30 miles to get them. They're about a week old. And soo cute So, I also have a question...can anyone suggest some good books on chickens?