Hi, I'm Marty and I am brand new to raising chickens. I have five chickens who are 10 weeks old - one Easter Egger, one Buff Orpington, one Buckeye, and two Welsummers. My son built a beautiful coop and my husband built a run that is secure on the top, bottom and sides. We live in Colorado Springs, and the chickens are just a fun project in our retirement. The flock is getting along wonderfully and we think that chickens are the most fun we have had in a while! Our only problem at the moment is that one of the Welsummers appears to be a rooster. I will post something about that in another thread.