Hi, thank you for including me! I am new and do NOT have chickens yet! A friend gave me an old coop, with plans that I will repair it and she will take her thanks in eggs . I'm in the learning stages of chickens, so I joined your site to help me get started. I work for the state of Indiana, in food safety. I am married and have 2 boys. We have many other pets, and we do animal rescue. I anticipate taking in some chickens that are in need of homes at some point! I live in the suburbs but have a fairly large backyard. We have 3 dogs who are all used to the little critters and I'm hoping will help protect our new friends. I appreciate any and all help! Thanks again.