This is an amazing web site. My husband and I have wanted chickens for years and are learning so much from others' experiences. We definitely want to build the coop before we get the chickens, and we tend to over-think and over-prepare, so it's taking some time. (I just spent a few hours reading about Deep Litter on here!) Trying to figure out where in our yard we want our coop is where I'm at now, as well as gathering lots of info. so once we get started we have it all at our fingertips. 4 is our limit for our city/town. So this is a small production compared to many of you. My interest sparked again after I met my Petaluma friend's 10 chickens up close and personal. I would love to connect up with other urban chicken farmers as close to El Cerrito/Albany (Berkeley, Richmond) as I can get. Hoping to be able to join or form a local community (I know there are some a bit further away: Oakland, SF, Alameda (Love their annual Back Yard Chicken Coop Tour! Would love to hear of others like this in our area.) mainly so that we can exchange care when we take vacations, but also to share tips, and just have a nice community here. This web site has just an amazing amount of information. Thank you to it's founders and all that work to keep it going!