Hi, I am new to this site, and new to chickens. I am in the process of slowly building my coop and knowledge about my upcoming backyard chicken adventure. we live on 44 acres and have 3 horses along with two 7 yr old little boys. we want to teach them about responsibility and self reliance as well is maybe cut down on some grocery bills while eating a lil healthier. I am looking into getting 5 RIR hens to start off, and maybe adding a rooster in the spring to make us some babies. we will see from there.