Hi: For some ridiculous reason, this native Torontonian has become obsessed with having chickens since moving to the Bruce Peninsula. My "designer cutsey coop" has been planned including a roomy enclosed outdoor run and is to be built early in September. I'm soooo excited. My plan is to begin with 4-6 hens. I'm still contemplating the pros and cons of a rooster. ( I've spent some time in Haiti where they had no respect for the clock whatsoever If anyone has a good "must have", "must do" list for a complete novice I would very much appreciate it.