Hello. Just wanted to introduce myself. I have been following this forum since before i got chicks to help answer alot of questions I had. We are from "DA UP" of Michigan. I currently have 6 RIR pullets that just turned 4 weeks old today. Looking forward to putting out in the coop in a couple weeks! Garage is starting to have poofy chick feathers flyin all over. My girls are getting quite big. I had an issue with one with problems pooping and straining which I posted on the forum before i introduced myself...but i had to research and get that taken care of first. She is doing great now. Strains a bit time to time but not too often. Yay! I have a hubby and son and also 2 Russian Siberians cats. We have quite a bit of land and live in a rural area. We moved from downstate MIchigan a few years ago. I decided to get chickens because I just love em. I may get more as I progress but wanted to start with a small flock to see how it goes. Mainly I just want chickens for eggs and pets. I decided against a rooster because I don't want fertile eggs nor do i want chickees running around everywhere just yet. I may add a "Roo" sometime down the road. I have an Amish made coop, Quaker style 5x6 and attached run. I do plan on having my girls free range after they get used to their new home outside. I figured about 1 to 2 weeks before letting them free-range. Please stop and say hello. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!