We are so excited to have chickens! We live just North of San Diego on 5 acres! my husband has been wanting chickens for years and I FINALLY gave in.... We decided to build a small chicken tractor to start out with... We purchased 3 laying hens. We were so excited to get them that I can remember their breed ... Well, the day we got our 3, my husband went right out and bought 3 pullets which we keep inside... Hubby and I have been married for 17 yrs. Have a 13 yo son and a daughter who is 23. We own a restaurant on a University Campus out here. I'm an avid tennis player and my husband spends his free time tending to our property. I just wanted to say that this website has been so helpful with the raising, care and housing info available.... We have had our laying hens for almost a month and my husband is almost finished with a PERMANENT coop and run large enough for about 12 chickens..... I CANT WAIT!