Ok so I've been lurking here for a few months, not registering until now. Great resource for new start-ups. Learned a lot that i didn't know before parents had chickens a few years ago, I think they didn't want to maintain them anymore and sold them all off. So I got some used equpiment and a decent cage for transporting them ut otherwise I had to start from scratch so here's an Imgur album of my girls (i call then the white bitches) cause they are 4- 2 year old white leghorns, and have pretty much flocked up as a group. http://imgur.com/a/qZMSx here's the flock on the way home children love chickenses hmmm how to stop that pecking patrolling their new urban yard assembled, but pre paint and nesting box (yes i used chicken wire instead of hardware cloth. little to no varmint problems in this city, rarely we see racoons, but they go for trash because it's far easier than getting into a coop) first egg in the nesting box this is my exterior filling port for dumping feed. works great, but could be larger finished product complete with laying box.