Just popping in this morning for the first time. We are brand new to the chicken world. My hubby is building my coop...should be done in 2 weeks (camping trip next weekend won out over continued construction). Have already visited a local hatchery and will return there for our chicks when the coop and run are complete. Very excited! Been a city-girl all my life and bought 22 acres 2 years ago. Finally retired (HS science teacher and Nurse) early and able to enjoy some fun. I'm sure to learn a LOT from all of you, and a bit through trial and error, I expect. If anyone has any 'newbie DO'S or DON'TS' to share, I would appreciate it! Be blessed!