Just wanted to take a moment and say Hello. I am Melissa from Upstate NY, and a newbie to chickens. Always wanted some, but Hubby was/is not a fan. Regardless, we are getting some hens in the spring! Yay me!! In the meantime, we are gathering up what we will need for supplies, ordered a coop to be delivered in April,(I have plenty of time to make changes to it, as it's being built for me) picking out winter hardy birds, and finding ideas on coop arrangement set up..especially for the harsh Upstate winters here.I am planning on egg producers/pets, approx 18 of them. Thanks for the "add" and I look forward to reading through tops/ideas/ suggestions!