Hello from Wisconsin! I got my babies June 3rd. They are now about 11 weeks old. I knew very little about chickens 8 months ago, but I've been reading and following here at BYC so now I know a little bit more! I am having so much fun with them, watching their antics and finding how breeds and personalities differ. I have one brahma bantam (a clown), 3 red star (most outgoing), 2 barnavelders (shyest), and 2 australorps (friendliest and most curious). I made my coop out of a 50 year old, two-seater, outhouse! I cut the bottom 2 feet off, put in vents and a window, put on a new roof, and put in an automatic door. Viola! . I will need to figure out the water situation this winter, as there is now power to the coop. The door and fence are solar powered. Any ideas? I started this adventure because I could not bear to buy eggs at the market knowing how commercial producers often treat their animals. This is my first step on a journey to become a better consumer. Can't wait for my first eggs! I know this is going to be a long love affair!