Today the high school's carpentry class got some nicer weather and were able to come out and finish building my run. They delivered my coop last week but we had some nasty weather and they couldn't finish it up. It's a small coop that can only house 1-10 chickens in it but I'll only want to have 2 or 3 hens and maybe a rooster. I'm not interested in raising any chicks but I would like the rooster for the noise appeal...lol. I had them make the run 10' x 10', plenty big enough for them to get lot's of exercise. I would let them free range but I've got 4 dogs and 2 of them I wouldn't trust as far as I could throw an elephant! I'm keeping a lookout for some pullets but if none are for sale locally then I'll just be patient and wait until my daughter's chicks are big enough to move to my coop. She had a broody hen who hatched out some chicks last month and my daughter already said I could have a rooster and a couple females in a few more weeks. Not sure what kind of breeds the chicks are because apparently all the chickens (different breeds) started laying in the broody hen's nest and she was sitting on 16 eggs but only 10 of them hatched. I still have some supplies I need to get before the coop will be chicken-ready. I also need to figure out how I want to cover the top of the run to keep the chickens in and the predators out.