So, this will be my second thread on this forum, so again, I appologise if this is not where this topic should go, but recently, I lost two of my three girls, and for the last one, built a (hopefully) sturdy run for her out of a re-purposed dog run. (you guys gave some good advice ) I do not want Waffle to be alone for too long, so I am researching breeds. I have always liked the heavy breeds, and I love brown eggs. I was thinking about an astralorp, a jersey giant, a cochin, buff orpington, or maybe a brama. Good choices? Bad choices? any other suggestions? How many chickens do you think my run can handle? I still let Waffle out durring the day for a bit.