I'm so excited!! I'm going to have some chickens in the near future. I've fallen head over heels for the Silkies and Frizzles. I've been researching, researching and more researching!! Everything from their care, feed, breeding and raising. The coop ideas are swirling... I've had one chicken in the past. I bought him for a quarter when I was a kid from a mill store. He was raised in my bedroom. I took him everywhere. He rode on the handle bars of my bike. He was a black and white Dominic rooster. When he grew up and started crowing, my Dad gave him to a farmer friend of his that had a bunch of chickens. Roo didn't realize he was a chicken and never had anything to do with them. He stayed a house chicken and lived for 9 years. I never forgot him and have loved chickens ever since. I'm so glad I found this site. I'm sure as time gets closer I will be looking to you all for advice.