Although I grew up next door to my "chicken raising Gramma" I am just now (at 59 years old) going to start a flock of my own and I am happy! My custom built 7' x 7' coop with an attached, covered yard measuring 7' x 18' will be home to four pullets. While I've yet to settle on the breeds (I plan to get two each of two different breeds), it will be greatly influenced by what a local breeder has available mid to late-April when my setup is ready. I am considering Gingernut Rangers, RIR's and Golden or Black Stars. A different breeder also has Icelandics, which really appeal to me as well. So...here I go! Feel free to comment, advise, suggest...thanks!