I have used this site for a while and FINALLY took the time to register. I live in Gnadenhutten OH (pronounced "jen-a-den-hutten") and started keeping chickens four years ago. My husband and I weren't too sure we would like it so we didn't want to spend any more $ than necessary. I found a shed on-line that was free if we picked it up. My husband got out his sawz-all, sectioned it for moving and then rebuilt it. We used old dresser drawers for the nesting boxes and tree limbs for roosting. We had old fencing for the yard. I put out the word and a friend's friend had 7 RIR that were older but still laying and he wanted rid of them. We got those for free. I have been hooked since. Those lovely ladies finally stopped laying and went to chicken heaven. Since then we picked up another free shed, better suited for keeping the hens warm in winter. Now I have 5 buff comets, 2 RIR and 4 black stars but all are of varying ages so only three of the comets are laying. I am seriously thinking of beginning to sell my eggs to the local diners and small grocers so I decided it was time to join your flock We have 4 sons (15-21 yrs), 1 grandson (1 year), 2 mutts, 1 cat, an african gray named sabrina and 2 geckos.