Hi all, found this place today looking for chicken coop ideas. Looks like a fantastic place to learn about raising chickens and all the different breeds. We live in East Peoria, IL my GF and I have 4 kids between the two of us. I was laid off for the better part of the past year and really focused on gardening and preserving as much produce we could. Gardening turned into self sufficiency and now we bake most of our own bread from home milled grains. Last summer I started tossing the idea around of raising some hens for eggs and possibly a dozen or so broilers. With winter in full force I can't bear yet to look through seed catalogs so I'm thinking I can start building a chicken coop.