Hi Everyone, My name is Melanie, I'm from Stewartsville, Missouri. We are turning the bottom level of the kids play house into a hen house and adding a run. We've got the land and the space now it's time for the chickens!! ) I found this site last night looking for ckn run pictures and ideas and I absolutley love it. My favorites so far are the "Coop DeLisle" and the "Egg Shack" My only problem so far is that it's 11:30 am and I'm still not off this computer yet ) I've always wanted chickens, and I can't wait to go back through the threads and find out all their is to know. My deliema now is do I hatch them? Buy them?? or both? and what kind do I get. Any newbies or oldies that have good startin info feel free to let me know. See you for now.