Hello! My name is Rose and I do not have any chickens or quail... yet. Last year I decided we were going to get some chickens for eggs. We had plans on a fall addition to our home. I was waiting to use the scraps from the addition to build my coop. Well, the plans fell through till mid summer this year. I decided I would just build my coop this spring and save any extra building material from the addition for another project. Needless to say I am still in the learning and planning stages. checked local rules since we are in a township and I am allowed to have roosters (I don't really want them though) and I can have up to 10 chickens. My neighbor has ducks. So I know that neighbor will not have an issue. I am planning on putting my coop not to far from where they have theirs (since that really is the best spot) on my side of the fence. I have to admit I am a little concerned about keeping the chickens warm in the winter. My parents grew up on ranches in Montana and they never had any source of heat in their coops. So I hope to figure something out like that. I have seen suggestions but have not decided on what exactly to do yet. Personal: I have 4 children ranging from ages 5 1/2 to 1 years in age. We live in a township with just under an acre of land that is mostly fenced in. My eldest is autistic with sensory processing disorder. I do expect the kids to help me out with the chickens and what not, but the chickens are not their responsibility. We also have 3 cats (one is indoor/outdoor), fish, and 2 guinea pigs.