Hi I'm new to this form and new to chickens in general! I love this website and the forums have been a great source of information. I do have a couple of questions that I hoped someone could help me with. I live in Leadville Colorado (10,200 ft) and am setting myself up to get a couple of chics from Colorado Springs. I have a large yard and plenty of room for chics and a coop outside but my house is only about 500 square feet and I share that with 2 dogs, 2 cats and a very generous husband. My chics will of course be inside for several months while they feather out. Providing a large enough brooder while they are small is not a problem, but i worry about having enough space when they are large but not big enough to go outside. So how much room do i need per chic at that stage? And would I be better off to order like 3 chics now ( I want 6 total) and then 3 after the original 3 are in the coop? Any help would be great Thanks!