Hey, this is my new member page. So.... I started wanting chickens about four or five years ago, and actually joined BYC. But I forgot the password. And the name. I researched chickens a lot. Space needed, different feeders, different waterers, types of coops, coop designs, to insulate or not to insulate, breeds, nest boxes, ventilation, windows, doors, sand in the run or sand in the coop, bedding, poop hammocks or poop boards? There was a lot to learn. I was already saving money and saving wood for a long time before I got my chicks from TSC two days after Easter. The cool thing? They had hatched on Easter Sunday, and we always know how old they are. Unfortunately, four of our six 'pullets' turned into boys. They had crowing contests in the shower while I worked on the coop, which turned out pretty AWESOME, if I say so myself. But we did end up getting rid of the roosters and got five new pullets (which are all girls) in September. The coop is walk in, 4' x 7', has a poop board, three nesting boxes, and uses pine shavings bedding. I have seven girls now: Aspen Rhode Island Red 7 mon. Luna Dark Cornish 7 mon. Opal Buff Orpington 10 weeks Willow Black Sexlink 10 weeks Aggy Barred Plymouth Rock 10 weeks June Buff Orpington 10 weeks Iris Brown Leghorn 10 weeks You can find me floating around the 'coop and run, design, construction and maintenance' section, offering advice, ideas, and asking my own questions.