My wife and I have been thinking about raising chickens for the last six months. We finally took the step about 3 weeks ago when we bought 3 rhode island reds. We are in the process of building the coop and will post pics when I have reached the magic number of posts. So far I have only spent $6...it is great to have friends who have donated materials. We are from Rochester MN and only allowed 3 hens (no roosters). Our permitt was just approved and the whole family was excitied! One question...although I will do some searching...I have a leftover vent when our house was reroofed...will this be enough or should I have more vents? The coop will be insulated. Thanx everyone!