Hello there! I am a new chicken owner from San Marcos, TX. My wife and I decided to get some chickens so that our 8 year old daughter could learn a little animal husbandry and of course for the eggs. We live on 22 acres so we are privileged to have as many chickens as we want! We got our chicks from a local breeder about 6 weeks ago. Most of them were 3-4 weeks old. We have 1 Cream Legbar Rooster and the reminder are pullets: 2 Cream Legbars, 1 Blue Andalusian, 1 Blue Copper Marans, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 1 Speckled Sussex, and one Swedish Flower Hen. We hope to add 4 or 5 more. For a coop, I was going to build one myself as I am a professional woodworker and carpenter but I was looking through Craigslist and found a really neat coop and run for sale. My wife really liked it so I bought it and moved it here. I paid about what it would have cost me for just the materials and I did not have to spend the time building it! It is made really well and is 8x8 with an attached 8x12 run. The coop is made from cedar with a metal roof and the run is cedar with 1/2" hardware cloth and a metal roof as well. I my professional woodworking opinion, it is very well built! Anyway, we are looking forward to learning more about chickens as we go along!