Hey there, I built a coop and bought my chicks earlier this year and I'm currently in the full swing of things. I used backyard chickens a ton throughout the beginning of my coop building and chick raising process, but I never created an account. I feel like I've learned so much that I wanted to be able to share some of my experiences! I live in Nashville, TN, about 5 minutes from downtown, but have plenty of space in my backyard for lots of chickens. Right now I have 6 Golden Sex-links that lay 6 big brown eggs everyday and love people (almost to a fault when they ambush unsuspecting guests). My wife and I had a blast planning and building our coop out of almost all reclaimed materials, and once I'm granted posting permission, I'll share my coop plans and pictures here. Excited to be a part of the community!