I have no idea how or why I thought about raising chickens, but once I found this site now I know I will. I live in Monroe Washington and am planning on raising 4 chickens for eggs. I will be building a coop with a most likely 4x10 run, and then allowing them to free range a bit off and on in the back yard. I am getting the basic books for dummies before I start and will post my drawings for everyone to go over before I build anything. I did the same thing 2 years ago with Koi fish and now have a 6000gl pond built from DY so I am looking forward to chickens and all the great people on this forum.