Hi Everyone! Just starting out with chickens My boyfriend used to raise meat birds (300+) at a time. I've started small with 13 chicks 5 Sliver Laced Wyandottes, 4 Gold Laced Wyandottes, 2 Barred Rocks, and 2 Americanas. I've noticed that the Wyandottes are a little more flighty than the others, but so far they're all doing well. (If anyone has any tips on making them a little friendlier I would love to hear them!) I've attached some pictures of our makeshift brooders and our finished coop- we are still working on a run, I am thinking I will run it off the back, there are big windows on either side of the coop that make running the run off the side more challenging. I love the chicks, but I am ashamed to admit I am looking forward to the day they can move out to the coop-I will love having my spare room back!