Hello everyone! Happy to be here! I've always wanted chickens but never could have them because unfortunately, we lived in an apartment. Finally, we bought our first home with a spacious backyard and my dreams finally came true! I have some chicks and some pullets currently, but am adding more to my flock! The local feed store gets shipments every Friday and by now, they know me by name! Haha. I cannot wait for my girls to start laying eggs. I've never tried or tasted a real free range egg from happy hens.. so I wonder if the difference will be extraordinary! My girls are all spoiled and a part of my family. Just one question - it's really hot here right now, what can I do to help them along? Also, what are the signs of heat stress? I've been dunking them in water every hour or two but am not sure if that is enough or if that is good for them. Thanks! Excited to meet you all!