Hi there! We didn't expect to have chickens quite so soon. We bought a coop from a gentleman, and when we went to go pick up the coop, the people who were buying the chickens bailed on him. So we ended up with 12 chickens and no supplies and a coop that is going to take a while to get set up. Luckily we were able to get some supplies the next day.
Surprisingly though, even though their "coop" is a wire dog crate with pvc pipes run through it for roosts and tarped for protection, and their "yard" is expens with chicken wire over the top, we got our first egg yesterday.
Hopefully we can get their coop and their yard put together this weekend so they will be happy chickens.
Guess one main question I have, is how much food does 12 chickens (11 hens, 1 rooster) go through in a day? They seem like they are starving all the time.