Wanted to say hello. I am a new chicken owner....a 140 stone farmhouse conveyed with 11 chickens! The house and property are dreams for us so we are getting used to allot of new things. I feel i have so much to learn and have been reading as much as i Can. i initially was nervous i would goof up and do something to hurt our gals but so far so good. They even seem to have gotten used to our Chocolate Lab! Our coop is a reproduction of Williamsburg coops and was built by the former owners. The chickens are older gals and only a couple are still laying...may be more but that will come with Spring. We live about 35 miles north of Pittsburgh so it will be a bit of a wait for warmer weather.