This is my very first post and visit here. I was browsing thru the Coop design area for ideas...what a great site!! We are a family of 3 who "rescued" 5, 10 month old Leghorn Hens from a local hatchery. They all have lost alot of feathers from Cannabalism and the hatchery put rings thru their noses that caused their lower beak to grow longer than the top. We removed the rings but are curious if anything can or should be done about the beaks. When we got them they were so skiddish, scared and confused...poor things. But now they are settling in and seem to be very happy. Their favorite activity is to "dig in" a bit and sun bathe...very cute. We are housing them temporarily in an old dog house with a 15 x 10 ft. Dog Kennel run, until I build their permanent coop. They could care less though as far as I can tell. They hop into the house at night and I close the door so the local raccoons and cats don't bother them. Anywayyzzz...sorry for rambling. I was mainly curious about the beak issue. I will be visiting the Coop design area also for ideas. We will end up with between 6-10 chicken max. Thanks!