I'm an old crow that got adopted by a stray rooster last Jan., he just wondered on our place out here in the boonies. Since then I have added a coop, 3 RIR s and a couple of mix breed hens. Put a roof over part of the fenced in area, 10x10 and they all decided that the rafter was a good place to sleep. I have to admit I am having a good time with the girls, they are fun to watch. One of the reds really likes to be held and petted, I call her cuddles, she also gives me a egg almost every day. Of the 5 girls I average 3 eggs a day, sometimes I get a '4 egg day'. I hope I am ready for winter, I put up LED string lights and enclosed the fence with tarps, they seem quite happy. Oh, I also have 2 sons, both got outa of the army a couple of years ago, one is now a fireman in Rochester NY and the other is a foreman on a drilling team. They both had tours in the sandbox, glad they are home. Been married to a little Irish gal for 37 years now. Did my time with Uncle Sam back in '69 - '72, retired now.