Hello all new to chickens looking to get some this week but may have to hold off due to weather in western ny not letting me build a coop. I've been wanting chickens for about 3 years now wife is against it (lets all boo her).I've been married for almost 7 years, live about an hour south of buffalo. I have two kids son turning 7 in few weeks daughter turning 5 this Friday. Daughter has heart problems and goes in for surgery come April 10th. She wants a silkie, my son don't think he cares too much, My wife wants one of the blackish chicks from ts and lastly I want RIR's. I'm looking to build a coop around 8x8 trying to spend as little as posable. I'm orignaly from out skirts of Cincinnati ohio. I meet my wife in the marines we both served 4 years right after high school her a year behind me. Well not sure what all else to say think only things I could give out more would be ssn, bank account info and mothers maiden name lol.