I don't actually own any chickens yet. I'm doing my homework ahead of time, but I think I'd like to own 2-3 hens and keep them in my suburban back yard. I'm a little shocked at the price of brand new coops, but feel confident that I'll do a better job creating my own. I am interested primarily in egg producers and hope to find a breed that can get along with my friendly, non-aggressive pooch. I look forward to learning from everyone in this forum so that I can have a successful chicken adventure of my own.