I won't post much but enjoy reading and learning from all the members! Thank you for providing this forum! I fought our City Government all winter to get the livestock ordinance changed to allow backyard hens. They approved just ME for 1 year on a trial basis. Thank goodness my neighbors all think it's great...especially when they get eggs every now and then! We have 5 hens at present (one doesn't lay) and are going to "slip in" a few more as soon as the "do-over" coop and pen are finished! Again, thanks for the forum!