I don't have chickens yet, but I'm excited to get started. I always get the urge to have chickens in the spring, and this year I'm going for it. I plan on getting biddies (not hatching myself) and I'm in the process of converting a doghouse into a brooding box. We have a barn (and just a dog and 2 cats) and that's where I plan on keeping the brooder box - with a heat lamp, of course. We also have about 3 acres, so plenty of space for chickens. There is a 49' x 49' fenced in area that I plan on completely re-wrapping with chicken wiring, as well as "roofing" the entire area with chicken wire. My next project is to build the coop. I've already gotten tons of wonderful ideas from this site. Looking forward to joining the chicken crowd!