He has always known I loved birds, since I've raised guineas and peafowl. When we got the new place, and also the seller's chickens, we were both happy with them, although he has never been around big birds and I have. Never stopped him a minute. Here is what my great guy has done over the last several months of chicken-ownership: 1) Tore out old run and rebuilt a larger, bomb proof one. 2) UPS guy stopped by and gave me two huge boxes I hadn't ordered. Opened them and found new nestboxes and 50 egg cartons and a stamp that says "Mac and Craig's Eggs" "Best Money Can't Buy". 3) Have heard him frequently tell friends the chickens are "delightful". 4) Rewired coop. 5) Willingly helps clean and feed. 6) Worries about them. 7)Yesterday after your replies about flat panel coop heaters sat down and ordered one. 8) Wants more. 9) Wants to see every and all pics of "Mr. George Clooney." I'm a lucky woman! He is an astrophysicist, but both sides of his brain function well! YEAHHHHHHH!