I started this past March with 15 chicks & now I have about 250-300 chickens. Our 2 car garage has 5 pet gazebos in it with chickens at every age. We wired in our empty wood shed for transitioning birds. The older ones have taken over the back yard. Seems like every day my husband is hanging a new perch for more birds. All the birds are spoiled. I think they love me as much as I love them. The feed bill is a problem though. I do a lot cooking for these chickens. Now that the weather here is hot & humid, they all get frozen water bottles in their waterers. I love the work. They seem so appreciative. I call them "silly rabbits". I have French black cooper marans, coocoo marans, barnavelders, brown leg horns, white leg horns, California whites, golden comets, light & buff bramas, speckled Sussex, gold & silver wyndottes, black sex links, red sex links, welsummers, 30-40 different bannies & 12 guinea keets. I have some hard learned experience & lots of questions. Keep in touch!