Hi all, My name is Andrew, and I am in Maitland, NSW, Australia. After growing up around my grandfathers chooks as a child, I thought it was time to introduce my family to the same pleasures (plus the free range eggs are good). Having said that, I am a complete novice when it comes to my own chooks. I have a 1.5x1.5x1.9 metre shed for roosting, and a larger compound for the chooks to graze in during the day when I am not home, and then I will let them out to free range in the main yard once I am home. I am planning on raising Isa Browns, and will purchase some 12 week old hens on Thursday. Can anyone give me some advice based on the size of my shed and yard whether 8 hens would be OK. The floor to my roosting area is concrete with wood shavings over this. Also, I would appreciate it if someone could advise me on the best feed to feed them, as I am used to laying hens and not to younger birds. Nice to meet you all, and I look forward to some great discussions.