Hi everyone! I know you don't really know me yet, since I'm brand new but I just had to post this here, since I know you guys'll know how I feel. I practically had to twist my hubby's arm last night to get him to say ok to 3 chicks instead of 2. Well, the guys he works with (new job) apparently are all farmers also, and all by themselves they talked hubby into saying yes to 12!!!! WOOHOO!! AND rather than building a coop, one of them is giving us one (not sure how it'll be, but we can always recycle the materials to seriously cut costs), and a brooder box complete with light! I CAN'T WAIT! PLUS they said he HAS to have at least one rooster (previously vetoed), and that they would take any surplus off our hands if we end up with too many!! Cracks me up, I was just reading all of your amazing posts about incubating eggs (way too advanced for me, but something I'd love to do) and wishing I could try it sometime, but knowing we won't have the space for so many. Prob solved!!