Hello there. My family and I just purchased our first home in bucolic Brooklyn, New York. I am in the process of clearing my "back 200 hundred" (square feet) of weeds and bushes with the goal of constructing a coop and run at the "far" end of it so that I am ready for some bantam pullets come spring. I am at the beginning of my steep learning curve, and am currently devouring any information I can get my eyes on. I am waiting for "Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens" from the library, and in the meantime, am pecking around here. Looking forward to knowing some of you. Happy to have found this community.