Hi, I am looking for some info. We purchased some chics this year for the first time. We have never raised chickens before - but wanted to give it a try. We moved - and at our old house a nice woman would come by and sell fresh eggs - and we loved them. Now that we have moved - we wanted to be able to have the same fresh eggs - but from our own chickens. We purchased - 4 sex links, and 3 RIR. We've had them now for a few weeks - we are keeping them in a box - and I have been weaning them off of the lamp - not totally yet. I built a coop - and just have to put up the walls. It is an 8' x 4' x 5-6' tall - shed roof coop. My main question for anyone that can answer is: When should I move them from the box we have them in now to the coop? Also - our plan is to let them free range - however - how do we keep them near the coop to keep them from wandering off. Also - is there a certain way to introduce them to the coop as now their home? I guess we just need some info on transition from box to coop. Also - I read that they will eat table scraps (veggie scraps) - so far we have just been feeding them start & Grow. Any info on diet outside of the feed would be helpful? Thanks for any info you guys can give!