I am a new BYC member, even though I've been reading things on the site for several years. We don't actually have chickens, yet. I was hoping to get them sometime SOON, but I live in South Carolina and some of you may know we've been having some weather issues lately. It's managed to stop our coop building in its tracks. The only farm animals we have right now are 2 BEAUTIFUL 7-week-old pygmy goat bucklings, Jannick (YAH nik) and Jaeger (YAY ger). Oddly enough, it was a coincidence that my sons John and Jacob (also both "J" names by coincidence) named them "J" and "J". They both have a thing for Scandinavian names. Bottle feeding these boys has been awesome for me since I'm at an age (54) where more babies is highly unlikely. My hubby is very glad of that! Getting the boys now was really against his will, but he let me do it anyway. Now, I'm pushing for the chickens and a doeling or 2 SOON. Bless his heart, he loves animals, but you know how it is when you're dirt poor. At the beginning, it's all expense, and no pay back. Luckily, we are scavenging most of our building materials from my Mom's old stuff and my sister who is doing a lot of remodeling...and my Grandmother's 200 year old farm across the dirt road from us. Well, I know I've been long-winded, but the e-mail said to introduce myself. I tend to talk too much to cover for my shyness. I hope this is enough info for an introduction. Looking forward to making friends both here and on BackYardHerds which I haven't joined, yet.