Hi i'm a newbie to the chicken world..hehe But I must say I am lovin it! My dad raises chickens and Geese and decided that it may be fun for my 6 kiddies to raise some chickens. He shipped me 5 but two of the Buffs didn't make it. I was pretty traumatized after that! So yep...the girls I have left are pretty coddled after! Hahaha Meet my girls! I have 2 black Astrolorps and only one Buff Nosey as heck.......... (FYI...my cats are serious indoor cats and freak out when the chickies even go near them...LOL!) We are moving on the 15th and I am so excited to get started and build them a coop!!! I have been looking at all your designs for ideas! Any tips for this newbie would be greatly appreciated!