My wife will soon have her wish of chickens in the back yard. A couple of years ago we bought a small farm out in the hills of western WI, and only a few months ago finished building our new house. After a short rest to recover from that 2 1/2 year project (http://randallpinesfarm.blogspot.com) we are now ready to move to our next project. We're just putting the final touches to the chicken coop design and hope to start construction in the next week if enough frost is out of the ground. Just looking at from 4-6 birds for the two of us, so nothing too over the top. We've already gotten a vast amount of good info and ideas off the BYC site, and looking forward to much more.