I live in Plain City, Ut. It is about 30 minutes north of Salt Lake. I've never had any chickens before, and I really know nothing about them. The reason I'm on this site is because about 3 months ago,I woke up in the middle of the night with the feeling that I really needed to get some chickens and a milk cow. Well, I've been working on convincing my husband of this since then, and he's really not buying into it. The cow, for now, is out of question...too expensive, but I've finally convinced him to let me get some chickens for my Christmas present. So I need to find or build a very cheap but big enough coop soon. I will probably not actually get any chicks until Feb or so, but I want to have everything ready before they come, so I'm not running around like a chicken....well, you know...once they get here. I have a husband, 2 kids, a daughter who is 3 and a son who is 14 months. We also have 1 furball cat who thinks he is a dog, and 2 dogs - a german shorthair and a great dane.