Keith it is not that bad building a coop....but EVERY DAY
ya get to water em, feed em, collect eggs, and then shut em up at night....EVERY NIGHT without fail
else predation will decimate your flock...just one more thing to tie person down....
no overnight trips with the wife for a gambling junket...unless someone helps out @ home
with the livestock....
With 2 dogs and 5 cats, I'm already on that situation!