Although I have found alot of info here I still have a few questions. I am sure the answer to these are here somewhere but if ya'll don't mind I figure it's easier if I just ask again. 1. How long do the chicks have to stay in brooder and what does temp outside and in coop have to be till I can take them outside? 2. What kind of feed to do I need to use for the chicks while in brooder? 3. What kind of feed during their whole growing process? 4. How much and how often do they need grit? They will have a good size run and they will be able to free range some. 5. What if any types of vaccination or medicated feed do they need? 6. I mainly want good egg producers and I guess I will be getting some RI Reds is there any other breed that lay good eggs and can they be in the same area as the reds? Don't know if they tend to get along with each other or not. 7. Do I have to have a rooster? I have read posts about some of these but I just guess I don't understand fully. I don't won't to get started and end up with some dead chicks. Thanks for helping me.