Hi everyone! I'm new to keeping chickens, so I've decided to join this forum in hopes of gaining some knowledge We currently live on some acreage (approximately 6.5) and there are 6 chickens living on the property. Our property is adjacent to my in-laws, and the current 6 are technically my BIL's but I take care of them occasionally. I have no clue what their species are but here are some pics of the first 4 -two are juveniles and are living separate due to attitude issues (I don't have pictures of them yet). The original 4 started laying right before the summer ended, but have quit now thanks to winter. My MIL notified me yesterday that we'll be getting 7 more this weekend, and has asked that I help her to take care of them. So this morning my husband and I helped set up a temporary living area for the 7 new ones until we can get a large enough coop and run built to accommodate all 13 chickens. Plus, I'm assuming the new chickens should go through some sort of quarantine and acclimation period in their new home before adding the stress of new flock members as well. Although I'm new to chickens, I'm not new to birds in general- I have cared for parrots for the past few years; we currently have a galah cockatoo and 3 budgies. We also have 3 large dogs, 1 small dog, 4 cats, and a horse. Anyways, I've been stuffing my head full of info about chickens these last couple of days and I feel like I'm learning quite a bit- hopefully once the newbies arrive I can get pictures of everyone and get them identified as far as species go and their care requirements.