Hi Everyone! We are starting to keep chickens this year. I am a teacher and have hatched chickens for years but this is the first time I am keeping chicks. I have done a TON of research, been learning a bunch from BYC, and have read multiple books. I hatched chicks 6 weeks ago and have loved every minute of experiencing them growing! I have another batch in the incubator set to hatch on Monday! We were able to get all the breeds we wanted to keep, so we are very excited! Its awesome that I can share this with my class and my own children as well. We decided to go with a coop from TSC for now and we will design and build are own after we have had our chickens for a while and know what we want. My husband has already modified the coop some to do more of what we want. He added PVC feeders, a coop door to the hen house, and is working on making a watering system. We built the coop in our garage so the chicks had more room to grow and can stay warm enough since we have a woodstove in there. So happy to be on our chicken adventure! I have to figure out how to get my roos to a forever home that will want them to keep and not eat. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know!