I have two laying hens in my backyard. Their my girls pets and our egg supply though we still buy from the store as well. I think it's been around six months we've had them now so it's well past time I start learning more about keeping them! I feel our coop is to small for two full-sized hens. A pre-made we bought off Amazon, a lot of reviewers did say they found it a good size for a pair of banties but not full-size. It was supposed to be more temporary than it has been, haha. The biddies are let into the yard around 7 am and locked back in the pen around 7 pm (they have full access to our large and securely fenced backyard). We get one to two eggs a day. I forget what kind they are offhand, I'll have to ask my friend again (bought them from a friend thinning her flock), but one is red while the other is speckled black and white.