Hi there, I'm new to this site and just purchased my first day old chicks in March. I got six speckled sussex pullets (one might be a surprise rooster, waiting to see if it crows). So far they have been wonderful birds. They forage all day long and duck under bushes when they feel threatened. They're about 13 weeks old now and their faces are starting to turn red. I bought a chicken tractor when they were still in the brooder. It recommends 5-7 birds but is probably better suited for three full grown hens. We are working on converting a used children's playhouse into a larger coop and I'm very excited to finish!