Hi there! I have kind of a funny story as to how I came to want chickens for myself. I live in the city and would have never thought about having chickens. I do have a pet cat and sometimes I browse the local shelter websites to look at the new strays they have picked up. One day I was looking at the dog section and one that was described as a 3 year old female pit bull had a picture of a rooster! I thought it was funny, but then I started thinking, what if I adopted it? I soon found out roosters are not allowed in the city limits, but I kept thinking about chickens off an on. Fast forward a month and I am halfway done buliding my coop. It has to be 50 ft from the neighbor's houses and it turns out there is one small spot it will just fit between the 3 neighboring houses so that is where it is going to be (When I say barely fit I hope they don't get the tape measure out.) Here is the pen I built: The pen is 14 feet by 8 feet (I hope that is enough!) I plan to free range them sometimes in the evening. My parents do rental houses as part of their income and I helped them take down an old shed they were replacing and they let me have the lumber for free. Here it is in the back of my step dad's truck. Here is the progress I have made today: Since I can't have a real rooster Tages will have to assume that role! I found out I needed more flat boards from that shed so I am going to finish it tommorow. Wish me luck!