Friend gave me 2 hens and a roo from his feeders he bought and raised. I think they might be rhode island reds. We borrowed a coop design from a BYC member and used as much recycle as we could find. We have about $550 into it including all the deck stain. But now that I have 3 I want more so I am already asking hubby for a chicken condo off the other side! Can't wait to get more chickens next spring.