Well, that just about sums it up. It was my partner's idea - the chickens. And in the same breath she shared an engineering problem I couldn't resist - the coop & run. Aluminum roof was just attached last night - whoop. You'll be glad to note certain design considerations were made based off ones I saw on BYC. It's built from pallets, recycled wood, a few things from home depot. We dont have much land. The only home in a trailer park that backs up to some 150 acres - 10 of which are hay. We may still be in city limits - at least that was what the police officer told us. He came by because we were planting potatoes randomly over our field via way of spud gun and aquanet hairspray - and who wouldn't want to clarify what that loud noise was. We have 5 chickens. I think a few are molting. Buff orpingtans or yellow buffs. We dont know. 1-2 yrs old. A friend told us to coop them up for 4 days before letting them go into the run - that way they know it's home. Is that accurate? Anyhow it's been two days. No eggs yet - which we hope is a function of being in a new home. I always thought molting would consume any extra resources they would have otherwise used for egg production - so I was shocked to hear the gent whom sold us these chickens say that they were still laying. Hope he didn't full a fast one on us. There is a story involved with the coop build. Suffice is to say that my partner feel victim to a pallet attack and we had chickens in hand before a coop was build. After a 5 hour build sprint it was complete enough for an official move in.