We got a call the other night that someone had abandoned their dogs, cats, house and 24 chickens. We were asked if we would like the chickens,we weren't ready to take 24 but decided that we could handle 6. We found homes for the other 18. The humane society took the cats and dogs but left the chickens to fend for themselves When it got to be dusk we went to round up our 24 chickens. There turned out to be 39 not counting the ones that were dead. We are now the proud care takers for 9 chickens. 4 Rhode island reds, 3 new Hampshire reds and one barred rock. The good news is everyone took a couple extras and they all are in good homes. Thanks to your forums my chickens are nestled in their quickly built coop. I still need to fine tune a few things and get it sided but they don't seem to care that it looks like an oversized outhouse.