I live in Honolulu (in town) and have 2 pet hens...one black silkie (Patty) and one Japanese/silkie mix (Poppy). Poppy I've had for 2 yrs and Patty for about 6 months. They get to be outside year round in Hawaii's beautiful weather. They roost inside a bougainvillea bush! Am looking forward to being a part of BYC's community.