Hello! My Sister and I are ( finally !) proud chicken owners and mothers to 6 wonderful ladies ( hopefully all ladies ) Here are some pictures of the coop and our girls as we am am going to start the run next weekend. We bought the girls at Western Farm Center. We also bought the Coop there but we are making some changes to fit our needs such as adding more roosts , staining/ painting and linoleum'ing the inside We have ... Fern: a Buff Orp. who is 2 weeks old Autumn: a Buff Orp. who is also 2 weeks old Acorn: an EE who is 1 week old Basil: a Barred who is 2 days old Olive: a Barred who is 2 days old Margarita: a Showgirl / turken naked neck who is 2 days old Here they Areeeeee Below is the "before" picture of our coop... it is 5ft by 4ft Below is the "after" Picture of our coop,, we stained it to protect it from weather we also have a ladder for them to get into the coop which is not pictured Below is the three older girls ( Fern, Autumn and Acorn) in the coop exploring Below are our two Buff Orps. Fern is on the left and Autumn is on the right , they wouldnt hold still so we let them roost on our arm for the picture Below is our EE named Acorn, she is such a sweetie! Below is our two Barred girls. Basil is on the left and Olive is on the right. Below is our " Showgirl" / turken naked neck Named Margarita Below is the whole gang of fuzzy butts ETA : I have a question when would be a good time for the" group" to stay in the coop outside? considering the variety of ages. Our nights here are about 50-60 degrees Also for the bottom of our run should we have drainage gravel and then sand? What do you suggest?