this is a great forum to find. After 35 years I've finally got my acreage and my daughter is soon going to get her chickens. SHe wants to be a farmer when she grows up. We are currently in the process of making a coop, are refurbishing an old hay shed. She's going to be lovely, lucky birds. A bit costly, more then what hubby thought, but, he's a city boy, so he's new to all this. Looking forward to getting all my answers questioned here, a very informative site indeed.