Hello! I'm so glad to be a member! "Kip" is Dutch for chicken; I thought it would be a perfect way to honor my heritage. I am a new chicken mother, with 6 beautiful girls (? I hope girls) in a tub peeping and chirping happily. I built a coop 2 weeks ago but haven't finished the run yet. I have a one dog, Denali, a yellow lab/golden retriever mix, and three cats--Kenai, Kodiak, and Alyeska. I live in Virginia in a small log cabin on 3/4 of an acre. I am looking forward to showing off my coop!