New to it all...I have been reading and researching from BYC...standing in the doorway, so to speak, for some time. Finally joined. I have the coop, deciding on placement in the yard, have time...winter!.. No chickens as of yet, still looking for breeders. I am interested in juveniles, making things alittle more challenging. The breeds I am interested in: Barred Rock, Orpington(buff), Barnevelder(white), Wyandotte(gold). There are quite afew of you out there that are knowledgeable to the 100th power! I am looking forward to picking those fact-filled craniums!! (only if one would like to share) Thank You so much for all your time and devotion to these beautiful animals. I am looking to be a "positive" in the world of chicken-keeping and all it entails. All of this preparing..I can hardly wait for the "real-fun" to start! It's a privilege to be here, hoping to stay awhile, thank you again....because there will be questions!