I have until April to finish my coop and chicken yard, in preparation for my new chicks arrival. This "wonderful" winter weather has been delaying me in completing my coop conversion. I am happy to be here on Backyard chickens.com. I am the first of my generation to go back to keeping chickens. My grandparents on both sides had chickens and I can remember them when I was little. City regulations changed and my grandparents had to remove their chickens. I am planning a flock of Buckeye, Delawares and a smaller flock of silkies for my sons to begin showing in 4-H. I am looking forward to the community and knowledge gathered here.