Hi! I found this great website while researching backyard chicken raising. My DH and I are thinking about doing this. We live in a semi-rural township that has small fruit/veggie stands, orchards, and free-ranging chickens. We have a farm house on the lake that came with a two-stall pole barn. We don't have horses (previous owner had one). Our barn is fenced in within a good-sized area for chickens to roam. I'm thinking of converting one of the stalls and using the already fenced-in area for ranging. I have some questions about that, so I will post some pics in the design/construction forum.
Thanks for the great info already! Bookmarking it now!