Just starting my first backyard flock. I had thought about this in the past because some friends of mine had chickens raised from a day old and it seemed neat, but finally got to it when my kids started with the puppy eyes asking to bring home chicks from the Shopper Suply a month ago. So after a month now my Production Reds are starting to get their big girl feathers and are just about ready for the backyard run. Few questions.... I have used weed and feed on the lawn a while back. Will this harm them? Can I continue to use this? I made a very light weight run so it can be moved easily if needed. How far does it need to from a neighbors home? I have heard different answers to the following... How many hens can I have where I live? Some have said up to 10! Some have said Zero because I am on less than a quarter acre. I couldnt find anything on the city website so I figured a nice round number of 6 would be a good starting point. Anyways, hello once again and I look forward to any info you folks can provide!