We started our flock (our first) this spring when we bought 7 chicks and had them in a pack and play in our living room. Now 25 weeks or so have past and we have full blown chickens. 2 Rhode Island Reds, 2 Golden Sex Links, and 3 Ameraucanas. We really enjoy having them around and have built quite the safe haven for them. My young girls love to hold them and play with them. The chicken seem to enjoy it as well.