When I decided that I wanted to raise chickens I went to the internet and this site was one of many that came up. Although I have spent much time reading and researching, it seems that I keep coming back to this one. The forum is great. My little ones will arrive April 1st. I'm sure I will have questions and feel confident that the answers will be found here. I have learned so much already. My AH (Awesome Hubby) and I spent a few hours looking over the many coop designs and he can't wait to get started on our chicken mansion. I can't wait to start a "my page" with pics of the coop and the little ones. These will be my first chickens. 3 New Hampshire Reds, 3 Barred Rocks, 3 White Rocks, 3 Buff Orpingtons and 3 Speckled Sussex. Hopefully, all pullets. We live in Maryland, have 5 (grown) kids, 3 1/2 grandchildren, 2 dogs and 2 Pygmy Brats (goats). We are going to set up the chicken ranch next to the goat pen. I think that the girls will get a kick out of watching each other. Again, thanks for this great site. I'm so glad to be a member.