Hello All! Charli here, Mama to one beautiful almost 4 year old girl, a jackrabbit dog and one feisty chicken. We rv full time and homeschool, for 3 years this month in a 35' Winnebago. Our menagerie (the rv, service truck, my truck & a cargo trailer) rolls into a new town looking kind of crazy but now we roll out the chicken coop and confirm redneck status My family had chickens when I was a kid in small town Walkerton, IN. But I do not remember anything other than fetching eggs. My husband had chickens growing up in Nevada and only remembers fighting off the rooster every day Our daughter received our chick at a cake walk (ha or so I thought!) at a local nursing home. I was horrified that they were giving away live animals as prizes and fell in love immediately. After much determination, our chick is called Princess Penelope Peach. And we have zero clue whether it is a He or She or even what breed. Backyard Chickens was discovered while trying to look up whether her orange poop was normal.... Day 1. She was cold, hungry and kind of sad. Day 5 and she is talkative, nosy, and feathering out rather quickly. We bought a wire 36x42 dog crate with a sliding tray. Zip tied vinyl chicken fence around the sides and top. Then stationed it above ground on concrete blocks. Filled with pine shavings, a waterer, a feeder and a heat lamp. At night, we cover it with a heavy blanket, leaving a little hole to allow air and the heat lamp cord out. Last night it began raining heavily and continues now, with flash flooding and unusually cold temperatures for Texas in April. So, Penelope is in our shower in a smaller dog crate, a baby gate and a heater. Pictures are Day 1 and Day 5.