After 6 years of having the space, DH FINALLY agreed to chicks and we've been building a coop. We were crushed when we found out that the mailing hatcheries are pretty much sold out until the summer months and beyond. We found a chick fest 2 hours away and planned to go there on Saturday (today.) Thursday, we went for supplies at Richfield Feed , a local feed store on the old 99 about 5 minutes away. They had just about everything we wanted and then some. Even though we originally agreed on 8, we went home with 12. We were so scared and excited!! DH put a web cam in the guest house where they are now brooding. If you want to check them out, you can go to our new site for our little 10 Acres of the planet and click on the pic and log in to see the live video http://www.mishafarms.us then click on the pic and use the guest login Best wishes, Sharon PS Thanks to EVERYONE on BYC who have educated and inspired us to "take the plunge" We feel very blessed to have you all AND our new peeps!