Never had chickens, only pets are dogs, cat, and did have indoor caged small birds. I have been dreaming about having chicks, chickens for over a year now and this spring my husband is building my chick home. So I bought books on chickens to read through the winter. After reading about snakes, and all the diseases they get and all the meds and vets bills. WELL I am having second thoughts......I am loving and kind and would keep their home clean, but I am a girly girl. Does anyone relate? Cold In PA.