I researched for a year on what my responsibilities would be for these babies. I was just curious on how long it took everyone else to do their research. Also, what birds do you have and why did you choose those types? I have 4 babies: 2 Americaunas, 2 Rhodes. I chose these types for egg production, and different personalities. I hope they mesh. I heard that you can have a mixed flock, if you maintain your space requirements. 4 babies in the brooder Big girl coop - 32 sq ft Chicken run - just shy of 200 sq ft.