I have the chicken coops, feeders, water containers, etc. Need a run so my hounds won't have chicken for lunch. Will build it as soon as the weather warms up later this week and then come the chickens. Hope to have some by the end of the month. Brand new to raising chickens so I plan to start small with 3-4 chickens. Want to be as natural as possible. Looking into Buff Orpingtons but open to other suggestions - RIR, EE....? Planning to get pullets that are close the laying age. Maybe later will start with chicks. This a great site. I have already learned quite a bit and plan to read, read and read some more. BTW, I am Trish. Just bought an acre & 1/4 of property. Garden, pool and trampoline also pending. Need to keep the almost teenaged son amused as well.