I've been a member of BYC since last year when my neighbors renegade hen started laying eggs in my doghouse. My dogs did nothing about the intrusion, in fact I think they encouraged it. Well, I didn't know what to do but I was so excited! She gave us a glorious dozen or so eggs then went home. Too late, I had the bug. For the last year I've been plotting and planning and getting things ready and yesterday we went to TSC and picked up 6 pullets and 1 RIR. I was like a new mommy last night going to the laundry room every few hours to check on the new babies. I think they fared better then I. They seem healthy and happy and are eating and drinking well. I know I'll have questions and I'm so glad you all are here.