Hi everyone, My wife Teresa and I live in Ontario, Canada and have picked up some wonderful chickens at a local auction house. We have had them about 4 months now and they are such neat little creatures !!! I still find myself running on less sleep than I should, waking up and running out to the barn to try to catch a couple attempts of our males trying to do their call, or just to let them out for their morning "run" before work. I have done quite a bit of research on their proper care and such, but i am reaching a new stage of their development that has brought a few unanswered questions. I'm not sure if I can post here but here it goes -- I am new to raising chickens and want to ensure they will get what they need. I have 4 Jersey Giants--2 hens and 2 roosters; I figure they are almost 5 months old now- born around the beginning of May. The roosters stand around 20-22 inches high now, and the hens around 16 inches and all look like they are growing nicely. I have caught the roosters "practicing" their call already- quite funny. They are housed inside a barn in a coop about 5' X5' square and about 20-25 feet long with ramps, perches and heat available for the winter, with a hole outside (locked at night) into a fenced pen about 20' X 15' for them to play in and have their dustbaths. They get a free run twice a day for a couple hours out of the pen that they love (free roam of about an acre with the other animals). Now, one question is; the hens are not laying yet but I was thinking if they are close, should I feed them their laying feed yet? The roosters will also be eating this laying feed and I am not sure if they should be. They are all very friendly toward each other and I would not like to break them up for feeding reasons. Right now they have a general feed all day with scratch in their fenced area and what they consume while free. Secondly, I'm pretty sure my setup is sufficient, but if there are any concerns or comments, please feel free to reply. Thank you !!