JUST joined!! I just got my very first chicks!! My husband knew I wanted chickens for the last 2 years, ( we have a small ranch in east Texas and raise quarter horses - and it seems we collect speckled dogs now too!) - yesterday was my birthday, so he came home with 38 chicks :-0 !! - 25 Buff Orps and 13 Ameraucanas! He ALWAYS goes overboard!! This is going to be a fun adventure though, I'm very excited about my little chicks! Now for the coop design and build - fortunately for me, he is a general contractor that designs and builds custom log homes, so hopefully he will come up with a fabulicious coop for our new little 'chicks'! He has already named it and drawn the front out to look like an old saloon ( or brothel! ). Looking forward to many wonderful, witty, and informative chats with everyone!! My education has begun!!