I have been trying to talk my husband into getting a couple of chickens for months. He kept telling me it would be too expensive to build a coop. A couple of weeks ago we were at an Amish auction and we got a great deal on a brand new coop. All of a sudden we had 9 hens and a rooster. 3 days ago we got a shipment of 25 newly hatched chicks to add to our family. And wouldn't you know - it was ALL MY HUSBAND'S IDEA !!! Looking forward to any and all advice, this is a totally new endeavor for our family.