I was raised on a farm and there were always chickens, pigs, cow, dogs and cats around when I was growing up. I always thought my parents were crazy raising chickens when they were older, why not just go out and buy your eggs? Now I realize the joy of raising and talking to my chickens. My husband and I built our chicken pen and coop. We added on a run, built around a muddiness vine. I am adding pictures. Notice the feeder, it is a bird feeder I got at Tractor Supply. I think it is very cute and it does the job great. I also added a cabinet garage door that I had left from a kitchen remodel that I put between the coop and the run that I can open and close as needed. I kept my smaller chickens separated with this for a while. I have been enjoying reading all about chickens on this site. (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I've had chickens for 4 months (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Six (3) What breeds do you have?Two 5 month old Dominiques, two 5 month old and two 2 month old Australorps. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? the internet (5) What are some of your other hobbies? camping, fishing, yard sales (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. My husband and I have two grown children and 4 grandchildren. We have one dog, two cats and 6 chickens. I drive a special needs bus and my husband is the monitor on the bus. We love all the special children on our bus and our job.