I am an "accidental" new chicken mommy, but have wanted to raise chickens for YEARS! A friend of mine could not take one more of her chicks being "kidnapped" in the middle of the night, so I agreed to adopt the remaining 4 of her Australorps (at least that is what I think they are). Today my oldest son and his friend will be fortifying the adopted coop until I can get the one coop and run I want built. I have millions of questions, and have been reading non-stop! I can't get enough of the information provided on Backyard Chickens! Happy Chicken Mommy Day to me!!!!!