Hi All... My wife broke down and OK'ed 2 chickens about 5 months ago. I got her up to 3 about 3 weeks ago. We live in a small city (Chico, CA) and don't have much yard so roosters are out of the question. I finished building the coop in by buddies shop last Friday and he helped me move it to our backyard last Saturday. An hour later we were standing in our local chicken ladies (I'm sure there are more but she's the one as far as I'm concerned) pen talking chicken. We selected a Rhode Island Red (4 weeks), a Light Brahma (4 weeks) and a Brown Leghorn (2 weeks). I'm very much in love with my chickens at this point. Can't get enough of them. The coop was of basic sound design and probably big enough (it weighs a ton and I still have to move it about 20' so I can build the run against it) for 8-10 of them but I've been modding it for creature comforts for both them and me for two days straight. (Who'd have thought a window would be useful? And it suddenly got cold and I have too much out of control ventilation) Anyway, I'm glad to find such a rich resource for information and interaction between people who share this strange affliction that causes most of my friends and family to glance at me sideways.