I live in SETX and have had 2 hen for about 6 months. I have an ameraucana and a barred rock. I just purchased 2 rhoade island reds and 2 silver laced wyandotte. I know a little about keeping chickens from my parents who have probably around 20 or so. They have had chickens before and i wanted to have some of my own. These chickens are my pets i have no intentions of eating them(just the eggs). Right now i have a manufactured coop and let em out when i can to let em wonder around a while. Later when i get more land i plan on building a bigger coop and having more chickens.