hi there, my name is michael. i have been researching chickens for about a month now. i am currently looking into different coop designs, and deciding if i am going to buy feeders and waterers or make my own. i am shooting to build a coop around spring 2011 and start with pullets. as far as breeds go i am going to let my wife make the final call on that. not only am i looking forward to fresh eggs but i think our 2 boys will also have fun!