Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself as a new member. I accidentally became the proud owner of two 16 week old RIR's that were hatched at my childrens school. The children came home 15 weeks ago saying that the school were looking for people to look after the chicks, which I presumed was just for the upcoming holidays. So I agreed and then was told the chicks were for life!! So I rushed out bought a coop and all the bits, since then I have done nothing but research, mites, worms, feeds, feathers, noises, lumps and bumps plus countless more chicken topics. These are the fist chickens I have ever owned I love them to bits and am completely hooked. Since then we have extended the coop (even though it said it should have housed six chicks I wanted them to have more room, like a 2 man tent it was no way big enough!!) and have added 4 more birds, 2 polish, 1 blue maran and a light sussex. What a fantastic site, I love that this site is so easily accessible, for help and advice, hopefully I too will become a chicken guru one day!