This is the first time I have had anything to say on this website, I have been MUCH to busy, reading the "Coop design", "Raising baby chicks", "Feeding & Watering", "Predators and Pests" and "Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries" threads for a solid 4 months, for multiple HOURS everyday upon making the big decision to jump into the world of chickens. I knew nothing about chickens before that. I have read everyones warnings, ideas, successes and failures. It allowed me to pick and choose what I wanted based on your knowledge of what worked and what didnt, what looked good and what didnt, what made sense to me and what didnt. Feeders, waterers, brooders, nest boxes, coop floor, roosts, sand vs shavings, fencing, ACV, mealworms and on and on and on..... you couldnt get this volume of chicken education anywhere else on the planet! I ordered (all standard) 6 Cochin hens, 1 Cochin rooster, 1 Brahama, 1 Black Australorp, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 1 Araucanas, 1 Deleware, 1 Red Star, 1 Brown Leghorn & 1 Buff Orp. They will be 6 weeks old this weekend. Thanks to all of you, only one didnt make it in the first week. The rest are all doing fantastic. My sole intention today is to thank you all for sharing your knowlwdge and experiences. I have stolen many of your designs and ideas for my own chickens. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!