Hi everyone. I'm Jeff from Northern Nevada, and I'm am about to be a brand new hen keeper. I have been researching via the internet and by reading the book: The Small-Scale Poultry Flock by Harvey Ussery. City ordinances limit me to owning a maximum of 4 hens, so that's what I'll be getting in the near future. I just ordered a portable coop: the Small Yard Shelter w/ Feeder & 2 Nest Boxes from the easy-garden.com website. I couldn't find any reviews so I hope I didn't make a mistake. I'm not sure of where to get my laying hens (no butchering for me) so if anyone knows reputable breeders in this area please let me know. My other hobbies are gardening, with a new greenhouse being constructed next month, camping/hiking, Buddhist studies/meditation, and I have a 34G saltwater/reef tank and a small vivarium with a couple of bumblebee dart frogs in it. I'm recently retired, widowed in 2009, have a pit bull, a yorkie and a cat, and I'm a big NFL fan. I hope to be a chicken information sponge so hit me up with anything knowledge you'd like to share. Peace! Oh, and I seldom spell-check!