I was raised chasing and raising chickens among other critters! Our place consisted of a chicken house, coal house, smoke house, wood shed and the home we lived in. It was not large at all but efficient! I am currently writing on my blog and sharing the information I learned growing up and what I learn online. My mother-in-law currently has over 20 laying hens and we get to interact with them also! This is a labor of love and enjoyment! This coop is far from anything we ever owned as a child. This is one of the fancy New age Fontana Coops from Amazon with the matching run.