I am planning a very small flock for eggs in a municipality that does not have a by-law pro or con for chickens,my neighbours are OK with the idea. I am using the Mother Earth News instructions for the dog house coop. Got one from Freecycle. Can't wait for the adventure to begin, I have had chickens in a past "life" and even raised birds for meat. My present husband can't bear that thought of killing anything so eggs is it.