Hi all . Just joined the other day . I am just getting into chickens and building a coop . My daughter kinda got me interested and of course the grand kids are all for it . My friend who lives about 200 miles away always gives us eggs from his chickens when we visit and they are so good we thought we should have our own . My wife and I have custody of 3 young Grandsons (sons children) who all love eggs and my daughter and her 2 children live close by so plenty of eggs get eaten around here . I just started on the coop today , I'll post a build thread on it in the coop forum . I've been reading a lot here and else where , trying to learn all I can before we actually get our chickens , also want to get the coop finished . Not set on any specific type yet , we like brown eggs so thats a preference , we are located on Long Island , NY so we do get some cold and snow here (out in Suffolk Co.) . Anyway , thanks for the great forum and I'm glad to be here .