Hi-- my oldest son has become very interested in chickens. Eventually he brought the rest of us on board. We are a family of five with a huge dog, a cat and now 7 pretty good looking chickens that we picked up at a Milford NH chicken swap. We have built the taj mahal of indoor/outdoor chicken coops and the responsibilities are sitting well with my 11 year old. We have one Brahma (?) Black and white one pheasant colored Cochin one new hampshire/easter egger mix one black australorp one black sexling (?) I think that's what we were told one rhod island red. one amarucana (?) They are all hens and are VERY secure from the dog and whatever else roams the woods. I think they have a good thing going here and we are hoping they will be of egg laying age by the end of September-into October. The thing is---- we want three more. We really made a pretty big coop. A two room shed with a lockable door that goes to a 20ft by 20ft patio area. I think 10 seems like a good number to keep them warm come the winter---we will probably give them a approved heat source....but.... anytone have any chcken that are also in the age range of our guys. (I think we got them in July at about 14 weeks.