*waves* It's been a LONG time since I've been a member of a forum, but when you need to talk to people who know about something the majority of your friends don't "get", well...you seek those folks out My husband and I just recently purchased a home on a little over 4 acres with goals of starting with chickens then later getting goats, and (probably 5+ years from now) a donkey and a horse or two. We're optimistic to obtain some nearby acreage to be able to sustain those future wants. Anyway, I'm here to ask questions and continue learning. We already have a coop on the property, but it needs some work before I can move anyone in. Thanks for having me and can't wait to jump in with both feet!