I started out with RIR's and EE's in 2008. I still have all but 1 of those birds and RIR x EE. Average about 8 birds but each spring brings a couple more.
my hand made feeder, let me know if you want more photos. It holds enough for my birds for 3-4 days and saves lots of space
My coop, the shed was already here and the run is on the back side.