Just wanted to say hello to fellow chicken lovers. I've been creeping around the forums for awhile and finally decided to join lol. I've wanted to start a coop since I was 14, and am planning on making the leap next spring I'm so excited about it, and am currently researching best beginner breeds. I'm a vegetarian, so not concerned with meat birds. I was thinking 4-5 hens, possibly silkies because they're so darn cute. I'd appreciate any suggestions or "I wish I'd known ... before I got started". So happy I found this site! And thanks in advance for any tips!!