I started my life as a chicken owner last year with 6. Unfortunately we lost our white plymouth rock. I still have 5 wonderful hens. My mom who will be 80 next month takes care of them when we go away. She tells me how much fun she has talking to them. Well I talked to DH and he agreed to build a small coop and run for her yard. We ordered 3 chicks 1 araucana 1 barred plymouth rock and 1 light brahma. I can't wait!!! Of course I will help if needed but I really think she will enjoy them.