Hi everyone! My fiance and i are just starting our chicken journey and he is basically letting me head the whole thing. So far i am loving the Black Austrolorps, buff and lavender Orpingtons and the Ayam Cemeni breeds. I want to eventually do all dual purpose breed chickens but figure the first few years we will have to do meat birds as well until the layers are no longer laying. I am trying to find one or 3 nice coops (prefer a prefab but willing to try to tackle DIY) it all depends on how i have to keep everyone seperated (layers, meats, roosters) i want something that will hold up to the crazy NE Ohio winters and summers and be able to maintain. We have some predators here, mainly possum cats, hawk and the one neighbors dog, so not zure what precautions to take for that or how big a flock we need of each or size coop and run.