I wasn't sure where to start this thread so I decided to post here, in "Random Ramblings". Anyway, this thread is designed to help the people that are just starting out with chickens! So everyone may contribute to this thread. You can, give tips, ask questions, and tell others what your doing or did. Rules: Be nice Be helpful Keep it clean All BYC rules apply So everyone can just post advice and if you have questions please ask in this thread. (I hope this thread actually helps) Remember, there are no dumb questions on BYC!! Okay lets get this thread a move'n!! Here is my first bit of advice for "newbies" or anyone in general. Make sure you plan you coop, run, and breeding pens (if any) very carefully. If I would have planned my barn and coop more carefully it would have saved me HOURS of trouble. Please think it threw before jumping into anything. Also, keep your chicken's housing and stuff sanitary at all times. Its easy for mites, bugs, and sickness to get into your flock.