Hi All, I am new to this chicken thing and was thinking about all of the time I spent on getting the coop, run, and the brooders set up for my massive flock of 3 chicks which are now 8 weeks old and finally out in the coop. I would guess that I have well over 160 hours in the building of everything and countless hours thinking about what else I was needing. I was anticipating that there was a couple of hours a day to tend to my chicks but am finding out that I only spent about 30 minutes a day actually tending to them, I give them fresh water every morning and every evening, check to see if they have plenty of food for the day, clean out the poop board and the bedding in side the coop. Mind you that my coop is only 4X4. My question is how much time do you take to tend to your chickens on a daily basis, just tending and not including play time with you and just watching which I have found myself doing quite a bit lately. One other thing that I have noticed about chickens is that they are all about "Monkey see, Monkey do" If one does anything the other two come running and start doing the same thing what ever it may be. Very funny to watch.