I just joined BYC but I've been a lurker for about 4 months now. I don't have any chicks yet but I hope to get some soon. I've been reading and researching so I can learn as much as possible. I hope to start working on building a coop sometime this summer and getting some hens soon after. I checked and I can have up to 3 hens per my deed paperwork on my house. Although, my "subdivision" if you want to call it that, is old and it just looks like a neighborhood and not a typical subdivision. I doubt my neighbors will care if I had more, but just to be safe I will start out with 3 and see how it goes. I'm already getting obsessed and I don't even have chickens yet!!!!!