So my neighbors are thinking of getting 6 chickens. They are really really nice and we have know them for a while. We give them free eggs, etc. They have never really had experience with raising chickens, so I'm coming here to see if you guys can help me out. I told them about BYC and said that it's a GREAT website with wonderfully nice people, and you can post any questions here about chickens, etc. But to be of more help, I'm going to send them an email with links about basic chicken stuff, like.... *coop designs *breeds of chickens(what breed fits them best...) *egg laying *feeding, watering, etc. *diseases *basics of raising baby chicks They are wondering what kind of coop to build and how to build the nest boxes...and since they are ordering baby chicks, what info can I tell them about brooder boxes, etc.? If you have any great links on raising baby chicks, please share them! So basically any useful information that a newbie to owning chickens should know would be great! Thanks so much! I will be sure to mention all the help you guys give me in the email!