Hello all. I found this site when surfing for info on raising and caring for chickens. What a great site! I haven't ever had chickens (or any type of bird really), but lots of different types of animals. I live inside city limits, but after looking into city ordinance it looks as if limited number of hens are ok. I live on a small neighborhood lot, less than .10 acre. Right now I'm looking into info on properly taking care of chickens and building a size appropriate hen house with run for my lot. I was thinking of 3 to 4 hens. I'd really like to get them as young as possible so they bond to me and my kids (I have 4 - 3 at home). Well, thanks for reading. I'm sure I'll be reading your informative posts.