Just found this forum, from what I have read so far it is pretty cool. I have 2 range hens and a bantom rooster that I have had for about 4 years, They run loose, sleep in the horse barn at night and lay eggs in my horses stalls. If Im lucky I get the eggs before the dogs do in the mornings, so I built a coop to keep some chickens for eggs. I enjoy watching them, it is relaxing to me to hang out with the chickens and horses in the mornings as I have my coffee. Sense keeping chickens in a coop is new to me I welcome any lessons learned from others.