I am Christine who's just recently found out about the awesome world of chickens! And this probably isn't the right forum to ask the right questions on, but since I'm new and part of this has the right topic on, I hope all of you don't mind answering them. First, why do chicken coops seem to double as rabbit hutches. I've been hunting for chicken coops and oddly come up with either a)rabbit hutches b)similar looking chicken coops that appear to be rabbit hutches or c) people who sell them say they actually can be used as a chicken coop or a rabbit hutch. Second of all, my mom says I can have chickens if I save up all the money by the end of this summer, so I'm wondering if I should buy the essentials-feed, coop, feeder, waterer, chickens, and so on . . . and try and save up for medicines for possible sicknesses, handbooks, and so on later, or try and save up overall in a very fast, panicky manner? I do want chickens, and it's okay for me to save up the other money later but if chickens get sick often, will that be a good thing? So do chickens get sick very often, or are they generally pretty hardy? And third, I want to get pullets because if I do get them I'll have to care for them mostly by myself because Mom isn't very keen on them at all, but with schoolwork I don't think I'll have the time to care for baby chicks, and also I don't want a massive amount of chickens roaming the very small backyard, but is getting pullets a good idea? So confused . . . Thanks, though! Edited by moderation: 8. Do not post your phone number or your age (especially if you are a minor) or any other personal info you don't want the whole world to see.