Hello! I recently got the exciting news that my dad is finally letting me get chickens as he is now retired and has time enough to care for them. Where on earth do i start? I have ample space for them to run about, but for the winter we will be keeping them in the stable block as it get very cold here. We plan to get only 4 hen at the point of lay and see how we go. I have never had any bird larger than a budgie so any tips on holding/checking and general tips is welcomed!