Here are some new pix of the chix - they're about 3 weeks old now, I think. Someone shoulda told me how beautiful they are! this is Pickles, dancing . . . this is Lucy, Ethel, Buffy and Pickles . . . . . . Lucy and Buffy . . . . . . Buffy, Lucy and Pickles . . . . . . and Buffy's beauty shot. BTW . . . we'll be starting the coop soon and a friend suggested that an automatic waterer would be a good idea (it gets pretty hot here in the summer). I found this one http://www.strombergschickens.com/products/fount_automatic.php (scroll down to item #FT4308). Anyone have any experience with it? Or any other suggestions? I'd like something super-simple . . . and easy-to-clean would be nice too. Cheers!