Hi here. I am the new girl. i am Connie , and live with my husband(a soldier in the US Army)in Ohio, were we just bought our first house. We have three kids taylor 6, Sebastian 5 and Samantha 2. Pets we have: 6 ball pythos and a alligator snapping turtle named "turtlie" I just ordered some hatching eggs for my hovabator. There will be ameraucana bantams, gold laced cochin bantam, polish bantams and standard sized frizzles and silkies. just a few of each , I am planning of ending up wwith about 8-10 females. I cant keep any roosters as we live in the city.(on a huge -huge lot) I will fence of a piece of backyard for my garden and the chickens. For the coop i will use a part of my garage. I just a small door through the side and build the coop there. Oh i grew up on a farm in germanywhere we had cows pigs and poultry. We had chickens for eating and eggs and two muscovy ducks. WEll thats about it looking for to talk more BTW no my hubby does not have to go to IRAQ , he is a recruiter.