Still a month until I get my chicks. Have read everything I can get my hands on. Even started a chicken blog to indulge my obsession Have studied so many threads on BYC that I know the answers to many of the questions even though I've never owned a chicken! Waiting for carpenter to return from vacation so we can get the coop started, so things are at a standstill for the moment and DH is getting very weary of me forwarding him emails regarding automatic chicken doors, coop ventilation, roost dimensions and the like. Forget the Swine Flu, I need a vaccination for Chicken Fever!