Hello from 29 Palms, CA. My name is David. I have been checking this site out for months and reading my Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow in anticipation of receiving my chicks. I just picked up 16 babies from the post office yesterday. I have Easter Eggers, Welsumers, and White Jersey Giants in the brooder. My brooder is fashioned from a bath tub that I got from a good friend's back yard. They use it to bathe outside on hot summer days out here in the high desert. My coop is almost finished. In the process of painting to weather proof, then I am going to hang the wire. That's about it. Just wanted to say hello officially after looking on from the outside for so long, and get my first post out of the way. Have a fantastic day, and wonderful Easter!