Hello, After planning to start raising chickens for the last year I finally took the plunge. I purchased three 18 month old hens over Labor Day weekend. The chickens appear to be a leghorn mixed with another unidentified breed. The seller provided me with a "coop" as part of the deal. Unfortunately the coop was nothing more than a medium sized dog house made out of particle board. Tomorrow I will be building a more permanent coop with the help of my neighbor. I base it off a design I saw at a Southern States store. If the coop turns out OK maybe I will post a picture on the forum. Anyway, this is going to be quite a learning experience for me. I'm sure I will have lots of questions for quite awhile.