I've had chickens before and then moved into a new house recently. Ordered 20 RIR and picked them up yesterday at www.idealpoultry.com in Cameron, Tx. They are settling into their new brooder, eating drinking and pecking away at everything. I'm thankful for all of the information here. It never hurts to learn more. I built my brooder from plans found here, purchased a new chicken coop from a local farmer. Looking forward to being a part of the backyardchickens community.