Hi, My name is Sher and I live in upstate, NY. I moved to my home 7 years ago and have been thinking about installing chickens in the existing coop but have always put it off. I have 3 dogs, 2 puggy mixes and a yellow lab/shep mix, 2 cats, 2 Quaker parrots, a tank full of tropical fish and now 8 chickens. I read so many web sites my head is full of information, some of it contradicting so I tried to go with what seemed to be the general consensus. Found so many useful tips here especially in the what I wish I knew section. Only in day 2 but we have all survived so far, grandson loving the chickens which is great because it was his passion for them that pushed me in the get the chickens direction!