Howdy, I've never owned chickens of my own, but have been taking care of a friend's when he is out of town and decided I would like a few of my own. Started building a coop today! Using a wooden shipping crate as the basic box, will post pics when I get some. We live in city limits and are allowed up to 10 hens, but will probably just start out with 4 or 5. Love this site already, have learned a ton!