Hi all! I'm a newbie from Alabama. I am in St. Clair County just NE of Birmingham. I am 37 yrs old and this is my first attempt at raising chickens. I am mainly doing it for fun and maybe get some eggs out of it. I just bought 10 chicks, two each of EE, Australorps, Black Giants, Barred Rock and Production Reds. Any tips and advice is welcome. Waiting to see how many hens/roos I end up with. Right now they are indoors with the heat lamp on. I have a bit to get my coop cuilt. Any suggestions on that? I have a lot of scrap wood and some cabinets and doors out of a house that was torn down. About what size would be a good suggestion? Anyway.....I am really looking forward to this endeavor. Thanks and look forward to getting to know you all!