Regarding managing and caring for your flock? Soon after I adopted my first two adult hens, I came here and the first thing I learned that was a complete revelation to me was the use of poop boards! It's the one thing that has made it easier to clean up after my chickens and make them more enjoyable. Every morning I pull the poop boards out of the coop and scrape them off and wash them down. For the rest of the day, the coop stays clean and odor free. Very often I try to imagine how awful it would be to just let the poop accumulate and not have an easy way of removing it each day. The amount of poop generated during just one night is phenomenal. I'm happier knowing it's not piling up in the coops.