Hi, I'm Courtney - the registered forum user in the family (my husband Chris reads but never posts and didn't register). We are expecting our firs three baby chicks this week - a Red Star, Barred Plymouth Rock, and a Light Brown Leghorn ordered from mypetchicken.com. I'm learning so much from other forum users, and doing lots of reading from books we got from the library. The brooder is all set, still working on the coop. We have 1 4 year old daughter, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 snakes and in the past have also had a gerbil, hedgehogs, and a guinea pig. Before becoming a stay at home mom I was an assistant office manager in a vet clinic.