I am new at this, but what fun to watch my 5 girls in their new coop and run. Things I have learned so far.....1) Yes, they are messy. Thats why they live outside! 2) They DO have distinct personalities! All of which are cute! 3)They HATE the neighbor cats even looking into their pen! and 4)now I know where the following slang phrases come from....PLAYING CHICKEN, they run towards each other full blast till they almost hit, then veer off. BEING A CHICKEN (scared)... any loud noise or neighbor cat in the area, sends them scrambling for cover in their coop.