Just wanted to introduce myself. From Louisiana, but call Florida home since 2011. Dad had chickens when I was younger, but haven't messed with them since I was in second or third grade. Thought this would be a great experience for my son, since he doesn't have the luxury of growing up on a cattle/soybean farm like I did. Trying to not raise a city slicker! Went to Tractor Supply 3 days ago and with the intention of picking up 5-6 chicks. Ended up bringing home 9. Five Americaunas, 2 RIRs, and 2 sexlink pullets. The wife also made me get 2 ducklings because she had one as a pet as a child. Set up a child's pool brooder, that I think the Americs will be getting out of soon, in our Florida room. Then yesterday I set up an auto-shade canopy, and built a coop for them all in the back yard. Nothing in the coop yet, but I'll put some roosts in there along with a few nesting boxes soon. I'll also have to finish fencing in the auto-shade, but my beautiful wife says I have other things to do around here first. Just want to thank all of the members here for the wealth of knowledge you all post here. I read the forums, when I'm taking a break, sitting by the brooder, letting all the chick's funny antics entertain me.