I'm so excited, after so much planning and researching we're actually going to make this chicken thing happen! I've placed an order for chicks with a breeder and we have a day set when we will be driving to their farm and picking up our first batch of little Chickie's!!! I'm still working out the details when it comes to the drive home though, it's going to be a long one thanks to the fact that we live in the middle of stinkin no where :/ But, we'll figure it out. (Advice on packing would be awesome ) Tonight while I was excitedly telling someone about our proposed venture they dissapointedly said; "oh... Well don't get to excited they probably won't make it home alive.... And if they do a bunch will probably die and then the ones that live will probably get eaten by the dog or a fox... So don't try too hard...." I didn't expect chicken keeping to be perfect ... Some losses are acceptable but I so want 100℅ survival rate just to spite this silly person... They have had nothing positive to say about me getting chicks since I started with the idea. According to them chickens are vile, filthy cannibalistic, ammonia producing, egg eating, stupid things that are good for nothing and pointless to have around because if the dogs don't eat them they'll just freeze to death in the winter in their coop that reeks so bad it burns your eyes..... Moral of that story was... They sucked at keeping chickens... Poor chickens... Anyway they don't live here so their opinion is more annoying than anything.... Sorry for the Rant.... Got my feathers all flustered!