A little known ordinance on the books in our rural village allows for ten hens. A local farmer has brought over a homing pigeon coop that I am retrofitting for chickens. Have ordered a mix of Orpingtons, Wyandottes, USA Brown Gold Star and Production Reds which will arrive May 4. Need to get my brooding stuff in order as well as a run for the hens in our yard. With six kids we wanted an outside pet that gave back.