I have 5 girls, 4 comets, and 1 easteregger that was dropped off. I built my coop under my deck. Its 10x12 and 6-8ft high (on a slope). I've had them 1 1/2 years. I haven't met anyone here that has chickens in my area although I hear many say they wish they had chickens. Apparently no communities here allow them. The area is growing many subdivisions being built, but not allowing backyard chickens. Sad because I've had so much fun with them. I think the ones that do have them are in hiding.