We live in a small town in eastern AR (inside city limits), and I've had my girls now for almost a year. They're wonderful! When I started, I figured I'd only have 4-6 hens, but now have 8 so far, with room for many more. Building the coop has been the biggest challenge, but we got it done in only 5 "short" months. Glad we went with a plan that compliments our landscaping (or will when I get some landscaping done), but it was interesting to build since neither my husband nor I are much the carpenter-type. Anyway, have 2 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Cinnamon Queens, 2 Americaunas, a white Leghorn and a black hen with green tints to her feathers (no idea what kind, but she's pretty!). One of my Orpingtons has apparently gone broody. I've been reading about it, since I've noticed she hasn't gotten out of the nesting box for a couple of days and I was worried. She's all puffed up and just sits in there, but she's not grumpy. She has to get up sometime during the day, because there are always eggs from the other girls under her when we check. Glad to have found this page and glad I signed up!