Hi!! I originally found this website a few years ago, DH & I were interested, but was not anywhere near a viable option at the time. Here recently though, My FIL has relelneted and says that we can have chickens, as long as I don't try to free range them. He's convinced they'll eat ALL of the grass (5 acres?, really?) (He's really obsessed w/ the grass thing, we weren't allowed to keep a sandbox for my then 3 yo DD cause it would kill the grass.) So, what originally started as a plan to get a few chickens (4-6 RIR) to keep us in eggs and maybe a few extra to sell every now and then, blew up on me. LOL (Nothing like that ever happens to any of you, right?) First I realise that I'd have to get chicks in "bulk" per say (min order 15), so DH says lets get 10 hens. OK I can deal w/ that, get 10 females and 5 males, pick my fave rooster, cull the rest and either hope one of the females eventually goes broody or get a few new chicks every so often to freshen the stock. So, while I'm off looking at coop designs and pondering the possiblity of needing to fork out the cash for a incubator or to get a couple chicks of a different breed that might brood for me, DH decides he wants to "help" pick who our brooder "might" be. LOL Spent 2 days going over pics and stats of different breeds, he decides he wants 10 Light sussex along w/ a cock so we can keep them going w/o having to buy more later. So... Now I'm Looking at bulding 2 coops and 2 runs for 2 completely different flocks and I've barely even gotten started. Sigh... Wish me luck!!