My husband and I just bought a little barn house in the NC mountains. The neighbor has about 10 chickens and 1 rooster who like to spend most of their time in my yard. Crazy as others think I have become fond of these chickens and after the birth of my neighbors twins, their time is none. I am hoping they consider selling them to me, as they (the chickens) spend much of their time in my place and i feed them. (I don't believe they get much care at home). Either way this experience has helped us decided & we want Chickens. We are looking into the best coop, and I am doing research to care for them. I am a cancer patient / survivor and there is something so peaceful about hanging out with the chicks!