Thanks all for the welcome. I plan on following these plans for my coop and run: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/small-coop-tutorial
I plan on doing the DLM and possibly doing the poop board on top of that as well. Then I need to figure out the feeder which I am leaning towards doing a PVC feeder. The only thing I am not exactly sure about the water and how to go about that one.
Once I figure that all out then I need to figure out the food and so forth from there for them. Last but not least I need to figure out what breed chickens we want and then need to find out if I buy baby chicks or actually hatch them for the kids to see the whole process from beginning to end.
Any and all feedback would be greatly appreciated.