My wife and I just bought 10 chicks a week ago tomorrow. We were both raised with cattle and horses but this will be our first time dealing with chickens. We mainly bought them for our daughter and for egg production. I know 5 of them are production reds that I bought at TSC. The other 5 my wife bought from the FFA at the school system where she works. The five that she bought are black with a little bit of white. I don't know the breed so I will post some pics soon to see if anyone can identify them. I was hoping for all hens to start with but now after reading a good bit on here I am kind of hoping I have a rooster in the bunch. They will probably always be confined as we live on a farm in the middle of nowhere and dogs, coyotes, bobcats, coons, hawks and anything else that you can think of will be an issue. I am working on the coop now and hope to have it finished by saturday. I am building a 10'x10' run with a 10'x6' hen house. I poured a 8' deep concrete footing around the whole thing hoping to keeping digging preditors out and am also running two strands of electric fence around the outside. The run will be covered sides and top with chicken wire so hopefully preditors will have a hard time getting in. Now my only debate it to put a floor in the hen house or to leave it with a dirt floor. I have rambled a lot but I have learned a lot on here already and hope to continue to learn. Thanks for all of the good knowledge.