Hello all I have always been interested in raising chickens and becoming more self sufficent and only recently did I find out that I could have chickens in my city. Obviously this has raised some questions and concerns from the spouse that I'm hoping the wealth of knowledge on this forum can help me answer. I have three children who absolutly love the idea of having chickens especially my daughter. I do have two Siberian huskies so I would need to take that into consideration and it appears that a coop with an attached run would be the solution. I'm decent when it comes to building as long as it isn't too complex. I'm looking into getting 3-5 chickens with the main purpose being egg collection. I have looked around the forum and there is so much info that it is difficult to find what I am looking for. I guess the biggest concern my wife has is how complex it is raising and caring for chickens, on the outside it looks like it wouldn't be to complex at all but I'm sure I am over simplifying it. Any info that can be provided to a newbie like myself would be greatly appreciated as I try and navigate raising chickens and talking the wife into letting me do it. Brian.