Hello all! thought I would introduce myself! My name is Nick and My wife, Young son (3 1/2) and Myself live on the outskirts of Dayton Ohio and after purchasing our home in the country (3 years ago now) we immediately wanted to try our hand at raising chickens. After a few years of other projects to accomplish this winter we decided this spring would be the one to start our chicken journey. My wife is the dreamer and i am the the detail oriented figuring this out kind of guy. Shes more worried about what color our coop will be and the decorations on it and i am worrying about foundations and ventilation. So far we have most of the materials to build the Wichita Cabin Coop extended to 6X12 in the basement with primer already applied. The plan is to purchase 6, day old chicks at the beginning of April. I have been eating sleeping and breathing chickens for the last few months in preparation for this new journey. I typically do lots of research on anything new i try and tackle so hopefully it will pay off and i wont spend this money and time and not kill my chicks in 1 week! Any advise for a complete chicken rookie is more than welcome! Thanks!!