This is my first year with chickens and the BYC forum and I am noticing a fun/funny trends in the threads that occur every year: 1) I ordered my chicks! 2) I am waiting so long for my chicks..... 3) My chicks shipped! 4) My chicks arrived! 5) A chick died... <----------------------- did not have that happen 6) When can I feed them treats? 7) When can they go outside? 8) When do rooster start to crow? 9) Is this a roo??? <------------------- I am here, did have that happen 10) My first egg! What is next????? 11) This is my coop decorated for Christmas? (ok...I'm already making plans....) I have posted some questions (is this a roo??), but I have spent hours finding answers to many many questions on the search engine. Things like Layena ok for rooster, how long medicated feed, how much grit, how many roosters per hen (2 to 6 bad ), what to use in the run... I learned about poop boards (and am using them, they're great!) and pine stall pellets (love them!). I received so many nice complements on my husband's run design he was grinning from ear to ear for a week! BYC has been so fun and helpful! Thanks to all of you who make this site possible and to everyone who takes the time to answer our question and share in our joys (and sorrows)! And always so patiently! Thank you, Thank you!