Howdy BYC! I recently moved to Delta, CO - high desert/country side and we always wanted chickens but lived in the city. So after being here only a month and settling in, we took a trip to home depot and purchased materials to build our first coop/run. Our chicken coop is completed about 90%, we are proud of it and it is functional and big enough for I think about 15 chickens. We have 9 chickens total now, 1 Rooster and 8 Hens - let me rephrase that, 1 Cockeral and 8 Pullets, I'm learning the terminology. This is going to be a great hobby, and I've become a member of BYC so that I can stay ontop of my new hobby. 6 years ago I learned how to grow mushrooms by joining a forum and basically making that hobby into "my life", studying and researching and now I'm awesome at it ^_^ So I'm hoping to study up and learn everything there is to learn about keeping my own microflock. Nice to meet all of ya.