Hi, I have always wanted chickens, and this summer I talked my wife into it. We live in Galveston county, just outside city limits, and are close to Houston. She agreed to 4-6 chickens, so I set out to build a coop for 8-10. A few moths later, and an addition to the coop, and one more planned, we have exceeded that number. Currently we have 5 Americanas, 2 RI Reds, 2 Polish, 7 Buff Orps ( hoping to breed), 3 Seramas (hoping to breed), 2 SLW, 2 GLW, 2 Dorkings, 2 Blk Australops. I am sure I misspelled some of those.... There is a mix of chicks in the brooder, teens, and layers (still waiting on eggs). I plan to add a few more to the flock in spring, and may sell off some of the chicks when they get older, but we have jumped in full force. I have read a lot on BYC and glad to see an app for chicken lovers. I am also looking for any meet up groups in the Houston, Galveston TX area.