It has been over 40 years since I have enjoyed the entertainment of watching a couple of month old pullets discover the outside world. I was 1000 miles away from wanting chickens until I drove by a yard near my home and saw a flock of rotund RIRs running around the yard. Childhood memories flooded my head. I went on line as soon as I got home and ordered a small coop. The coop kit arrived and was assembled as soon as I got it out of the box.( I should note that, I am a horrible procrastinator). The next day I had food and a feeder, as well as a watering gizmo. The bale of shavings was way bigger than I thought it would be. Day 3 I had my girls in a box and headed home. The past 2 weeks have been more entertaining than anything on television. The chicks in my avatar are Valerie( the blonde) and Serena ( the brunette). This site was the first place I found, after ordering the coop and I have found it to be a deep well of knowledge and ideas. I hope my story didn't bore anyone. I'M FREAKING EXCITED ABOUT MY CHICKENS!