Hi there! My name is Crisa and I live in Oklahoma with my husband and 16 month old, along with three dogs (a Mastiff, Chihuahua, and a Rat Terrier). I'm a veterinary assistant and I have a passion for animals! When my son was born, I dropped all of my hobbies and dedicated my time to work and my son. I realized that I needed something else in my life and thought of chickens! My husband was raised on a farm and had several Rhode Island Reds when he was a kid (he actually greatly dislikes and fears them now due to the roosters and their spurs). But I convinced him to let me have 3-4 chickens for our backyard in the city (I have ordered Black Australorp chicks that will arrive in February). I'm super excited and I've been reading, watching videos, visiting chickens, and looking up stuff on Pinterest about them! I have managed to rig my old dog crate into a brooder box for my arrivals! I put a slightly smaller sized cardboard box in the wire dog crate and lined the bottom with paper towels along with a chick feeder, waterer, and roost. I'm just waiting for my Ecoglow to help keep the chicks warm. Please bear with me as I am super new, super nervous, and super excited about becoming a chicken mama!