Hi all. New to chickens but have been lurking here for ... years. Received 12 1-day old Buckeyes on May 16th, who lived in a trough/brooder for 4 weeks in my bedroom (gaah!!), then graduated to the garage, and have finally made it outside into their coop/run for the last couple of weeks. They mostly free-range during the day on a couple of acres guarded by our dog, who drooled on them and licked them over the top of the bedroom-brooder while they were inside, although we're all still in the working-things-out phase. Everything I've learned about chickens I've learned from the collective wisdom of this site, and here I am finally thinking I might have something to contribute (along with lots more to learn). ShyPeep.