Hello BYC, I do not have any chickens just yet, nor have I ever. I have wanted chickens for so long and I also work at an animal shelter, and with the calls we get from people needing to get rid of chickens, I think having a coop at the ready isn't a bad idea. I stumbled on the BYC site for coop ideas and have been addicted ever since. I plan on getting 6-8 hens, hopefully sometime very soon (orps, wyandottes, and ?). The coop is almost done! I will also be a foster for other homeless farm yard friends. My hobbies include gardening, beekeeping, and animal things. I have a very understanding husband and a diva hound dog. I look forward to getting to know you all!