Hello all, thought I'd introduce myself. We are a young couple living in Northern Virginia, and have recently gotten into the chicken raising game. I've read a ton on the forums before and we have been reading books nonstop to get up to speed, and in late February we acquired 8 baby chicks - 2 each of buffs, RIRs, GLWs, and light brahmas. We are very excited about having the chickens, my fiancee is loving them, and we can't wait for eggs, great compost, and hours of entertainment. I also am heavily involved in robotics, and hope to build some neat innovations for the girls and to make our lives easier as we settle into a routine of chicken management. I am going to have a number of questions about facilities and chicken health and safety as we get ourselves familiar with the process. Right now, I'm partway through our final coop build, having kept the birds in a temporary placement of the final henhouse in our garage. But now I need to get serious, and welcome any and all help in how to best set up the living quarters for the girls.