I've been lurking around here for a few weeks now and... WOW!! So much information! This is my second time around with chickens. (The first time around, a couple years ago, was cut short thanks to my German Shorthaired Pointer ) After working up the courage to try again, I took the time to build a better coop, and an escape-proof dog run (yes, that's right, if the dogs want to eat my chickens, they're the ones getting penned up, not the chickens!). I have 6 barnyard mix 3 month old pullets, and 10 baby cornishx. I'm hoping to add a sustainable, dual purpose breed in the near future.