Ive been reading along on this site for any info that i had questions on before making the plunge. I have a cabin on my property and built a coop, hutches, perch over the last few weeks. I added 100 sq ft run and finally today i made it to my buddies farm auction and loaded up. I purchased 10 IPA Browns, 4 Plymoth Rocks, and two old leghorns to save them from someones dinner table for $1.00 each. The older gals have seemed to take control of the flock and they seem to be adjusting, 2 of the browns are a little agressive but have simmered and as the sun went down they all retired to the coop. One even left me a brown egg. Fed and watered i think this day was successful, I work at a feed mill so the scratch feed and layer mash will be flowing. Thanks to all for the helpful information in which i used as reference to get this project off the ground.