Hi everyone! I finally broke down and made an account. I have been a lurker for a while now reading as much as I can about chickens. I got my chicks 7 weeks ago. I got 4, one Rhode Island Red, one Austrolorp and 2 Ameracaunas. I never knew how much I would love chickens! HA! My husband's aunt has had chickens for a few years and I loved the idea behind it. Fast forward a few years and I had a son (who is 2 now) and got into nutrition... just trying to keep us healthy. My son and I eat about a half dozen eggs a day between the two of us, so I really started researching chickens in my area, and we are allowed them! I foolishly bought a coop off the interwebz and it turned out to be way too small. They are in there now, but my dad is amazing and helping us build a new, bigger, way better coop. I am excited to be here and excited with having chickens.