hello, everyone! I've been looking around BYC for the last few weeks. I'm picking up 10 RIRs and 10 Australorps tomorrow. They are 1 week old, and I can't wait to welcome them to their new accomodations. They will be kept in a 10x10x4 run with a seperate 6x6x4 coop. I plan on keep the coop open-bottomed, and both the coop and run will be moved atleast once a week (over most of a 5 acre farm) I've planted red clover, alfalfa, and some rye grass. Also, I've got an earthworm community for compost. And, I will plant a few pumpkins and squash in the next few months. They will be supplemented with feed, grit, & oyster shell. I haven't determined the best method for making a portable dust bath. I'm looking forward to managing the flock, but not so much the butchering for meat though it will probably be tasty in the end.