Well, after wanting to get a few hens for a while, my husband finally agreed. Seems he enjoyed himself collecting eggs on my mother's farm. So now we have a coop in our backyard and we are just waiting for birds. While the coop says 8 I don't think I would want any more than 4 or 5 in there. We have already gotten a feeder, waterer, now I just need to get the bedding, food and well, birds. We are hens only here, no roosters because of town ordnance.