New forum member. I've been reading here and learning from all the great info on BYC for a few months, off & on. Getting ready to build a coop & run for the chicks that I hope to acquire in the spring. Wanting RIR's or Red Sex Links for laying hens. I want something that will produce and allow interaction my me and the grandson. Hoping to get about 6 chicks to start with. We have 4 acres to play on but really not interested in free ranging the flock. Really just want to have a large pen and maybe a tractor pen for them to range around the lower portion of the place. I hope to get active in discussions and learn from all of you experienced BYC'ers. Maybe within time I can share my experience with others on here.