hi, My name’s Carolyn, I’m technically not a chicken owner, just a “chicken tender.” I am a team leader for the chicken team at our local community garden, which has a large coop and run built to house 16 hens. This is my third year tending, but first brooding chicks. We are starting a new flock, and I am brooding 9 of our new girls who are coming up on 5 weeks old in my garage. They are a mix of Red Star, Rhode Island Red, and Black Star plus one mystery chick put in our order in error that I think may be a rooster . I am really hoping to provide an enriching environment for the flock, and I found this site while looking up info on composting inside the run. I have plenty of questions but love seeing all these forums which will help answer a lot of them! I’m also one year away from being an empty nester so wanting to have something like this to occupy me!