My coop is almost done and it's 140 sq. ft. on the inside and about the same for the outside as well. How many chickens should I start with? What breeds do you recommend for a newbie? I have heard that if I get a rooster he must be kept separate from the hens? I would like to have the very dark chocolate eggs, some light brown, the easter eggers-basically just a nice mix of colors would be great. I am sooo excited!!! Thanks for all your help, peeps!