Newbies from NE GA here! Mom, Dad and 6 y/o son. We purchased 8 chicks in July (straight run)....sadly we lost one when we moved them to the coop. She was the smallest and most timid and we believe she was smothered by the others. Anyway we have 3 Dominiques (2 roos 1 hen), 2 Rhode island reds (both roos the one we lost I believe was a hen) and 2 Welsumers (both hens). We have a coop and nice size covered run both made from reclaimed/recycled/reused materials!! We keep them in the run during weekdays and my hubby and son let them out when they get home from school each day at 3 and they can free range until dark. We have them trained and they will go to the coop and roost when it's time and we go out and lock them in for the night! We let them free range on the weekends all day since we are there! We still don't know what to do with all our roos. We are on the fence about keeping 1 of the Dominiques that is our fav. I might be interested in harvesting (right word?) the roos but hubby is not!!! LOL! I have been lurking on here quite some time and finally decided to join because I have questions!