DH and I made a deal. Since we are getting our tax return in 2 parts, he can have the larger Federal check to do what HE wants and I get the smaller State check for what I want. SOOOO...guess what *I* want? Heh. Along with gas money to go back down to TN and pick up my mare, (10 hrs each way, ugh!) I am going to build me a nice little coop, order some chicks and start over again! I figure on ending up with about 15- 20 hens and maybe a couple of turkeys. I am still debating the ducks. They were fun but I don't know if I want to go through the mess and hassle of having to construct some sort of pond when they get bigger. (the pond in the pasture is too far from the house/barn for me to feel comfortable about predators.) But they were cute....and fun to watch...and cute.....and they did quack at my car when I came home every day, just like the dogs.... and did I mention cute?