My husband and I have not always seen eye to eye on this issue. When we were first married we always had chickens. Not only chickens, but cows, sheep and geese. That was a lifetime ago. So when he came back from Iraq and fixed our house back up and moved back in he has decided that he wants animals again. I told him only if we had a great coop for the chickens and it was easy to get too in harsh Main winters I'd be more apt to have them again. With him leaving again at some point with the military, I've been hesitant to do it. But after seeing this coop, I'm all for it again. So I'll keep you posted on our chicken situation and when and if the coop ever becomes a reality.. have a good night!