I am so new to chickens I haven't even started YET! My name is Aaron Michelle, married, mom of two kids, 3 dogs, 1 cat, and 1 rabbit. I own happy tails pet parlor and work from home grooming dogs... I have loved animals my whole life and I hope to have a small flock by next summer. I am dedicating this summer to research, preparation, and convincing my husband that I and our 2 kids NEED a small flock of hens!! The goats will come later! LOL! At this time I am collecting pallets and planning a coop in the back section of our .995 acre lot. There was a cruddy old playhouse that a previous owner had built for her little girl. I kept asking my Husband to get rid of it. ....Well, I went out there today to check it out and once the rotted roof and a few rotted board were removed it is a perfect start to my pallet coop. it even has a "window" which I will make into the chickens ramp to their outside run. I have contacted a local hardware supply store and have permission to come weekly and collect whatever pallets they have available. I have alot to learn but can't wait to start!