I am a new chicken owner from near Kansas City. I've been wanting chickens for a few years now and on my birthday in April my 10 year old son gave me a card promising that he was going to build me a chicken house with Daddy's help. Once I checked that the husband was actually willing to back the boy up, I went to the feed store and got four Rhode Island Red chicks. I knew the only way to make sure my computer geek husband would actually get around to it was if he had chickens taking up floor space in the master bath. And it's almost done. The chickens are living in it and it just needs a few finishing touches. I do kind of miss chatting with the chickens at shower time though.