EEEeeeeek.. we have 6 chicks .. 2 Buffs, 2 Bard Rocks and 2 Americana (Easter Eggers?) They are 6 days old.. so in the next month we need to build a coop and run for them.. We don't have a coop yet.. My hubby wants to design his own coop but he keeps on saying it won't be fancy unless I can find a good coop design first. Anyone have any recommendations for a good coop design for 6 chickens?? We think they are all hens but the lady at the farm store said there "may" be a rooster in there but she ordered all "pullets" (hens).. I'm so new at this.. I know so little about it! Right now we have them in an old dog crate.. with red heat lamp, metal waterer and a feeder.. They are so cute! We are also trying to get our dog used to them.. I want our collie dog, Gumbo, to want to protect them if we let them go free range on occasion. Our collie Gumbo looking them over.. I'm waiting for Gumbo to bore of them?? The striped one.. she said is an Americana?? or is it an Easter Egger? or is it the same?? I'm a chick dummy! heh Thanks! I have a good online friend here I know from EBSQ art forums that talks very highly of it here.. Hi Shannon!!!