Hi everyone. My name is Bill and I just wanted to say that I have been watching the BYC forum and checking out all of the coop designs. After much research, reading and more research and a little coaxing I have convinced my wife and 5 kids that we "need" chickens. We found someone selling 8 week old chicks, visited and will be picking them up on Friday. Along with the chicks we will be getting 7 Indian Runner ducks that are about 2 weeks old. We are all very excited and keep working toward getting the coops and runs ready. I am planning on not housing them together so the chicken coop is almost done and the duck house still needs to be built. I will try to post some picks later of the work and the babies. Again thanks to all that have posted such great advice and great designs.