I just found this forum last night and thought it would be a good place to look for insight and information. My wife and I have decided to give it a go at having and raising chickens. We live in the Cascade foothills in Western Washington where we have 5 acres with about 2.5 acres cleared and fenced for our goats. We are in the process of turning an old cattle feeder into a coop and sectioning off an area for the chickens that is roughly 15x60. We are planning to start with 6 hens and a rooster and would like to have some birds that are friendly and colorful, good but not great layers. Thankfully we have some friends who are experienced so we have some local guidance but would welcome any feed back andhow too information.