For a few weeks now my wife and kids have been trying to convince me that we should get chickens. Finally last week after talking with some friends about the benefits of them - eggs, poop for fertilizer, eating bugs from the garden, and eventually maybe dinner!

Well, it happened yesterday. I came home to the chirping of 5 little chicks. Now comes the fun part for me since I have to build the coop and run before they are ready to live outside.

This is something new to me...any tips or suggestions on how to keep my chickens alive? Does anybody else even have chickens? See the little cuties to the left - three golden ones and two black ones...hopefully all hens and no roosters!