My wife has wanted chickens for many years. Well I figured two years ago I would build her a low budget coop using mostly reclaimed materials. I spent almost a year researching chicken's and their special needs. I just accidentally found you guys 3 months ago. I have learned more in 3 months from just cursing BYC than all the other research I have done . Long story short. Me being me. I when way over board. Way over budget. I wired it with a light and plug inside it. Thanks to you guys I'm able to now justice it to my wife . I have a porch light . Hay loaf and storage. But because of you guys I'm able to show my wife that they are a must have. Insulation in roof and walls. It was 96 outside and only 85 inside. Thanks again to BYC i was able to install ventilation that I haven't thought was important. I have never raised chickens or ducks. And because they are relying on us I believe I need to become educated on the does , don'ts and could happen. Her wants has became my passion. We are now responsible for 5 chick's and 3 ducklings. They just turned 2 weeks old!!!! I'm almost done with the 160 gal filter system for the 50 gal pond. I'm trying to filter and reuse every gal of pond water while keeping a clean and clear pond. Want water I do have to drain will be pumped to our garden and trees. Thanks for allowing me to become part of a great community.