Hello.... I grew up with my mother owning a chicken farm, however I was very young when she sold her farm around 4 years old. Now that I have my own son who is 3 years old I want to feel good about giving him fresh eggs that are not genetically altered eggs. I have been getting my fresh eggs from a friend that have chickens and she suggested that I might as well start getting chickens. So with a lot of talking with my boyfriend we decided to build a coop and get some chicks ( well not there yet). We will be building the coop this weekend and hopefully we will be getting the chicks next. Rhode Island Red Chickens were suggested to get because of the cold climate here in Colorado Springs and their temper since they are nice and friendly. Any suggest well be greatly appreciated as well since we have 2 Husky 1 miniature Australian Shepherded plus 2 cats. Thank you Deb.