Hi Everyone! Thank you so much for the information and supportive comments each of you add to backyard chickens. We have started our first flock. 2 RIR 2 Dominique 1 California White and 1 Americauna all in their first week. My husband is in the yard building a coop from pallets for when the chicks out grow their little heat lamped nursery. The kids are reading about chickens and holding them, with a timer set for ten minutes. This has been so fun and educational. I will take any suggestions to help bring us to speed and bring our children up to speed and foster the love with the chickens. Thanks Again.