I got my first chicks on June 1, and here's how things are looking so far in my little coop in the city. Here's my coop and run. The coop is 3x4x4(slopes down to 3). The run is 6x10. I made the coop entirely out of an old shed someone tore down up the street. All I had to pay for in it was the hardware, but it works great!. The run I did buy the materials for, but all told I only spent 250-300 on the upstart costs for my little backyard chicken operation. My three original chicks are up there on the in-run roost/coop door/ramp. They are almost 3 months. The Buff Orpington is named Blanche, the Barred Rock is Rose, and the Easter Egger is Dorothea. I had to get rid of one easter egger, Sophia, as he ended up being a cockerel, but I believe we found him a good home. To "replace" Sophia, we got two Cinnamon Queens (the nicest euphemism for RSLs, don't you think ) from some friends for whom 6 eggs a day were too many! Great news is they're already laying! Bad news is they're quite mean to the three younger pullets... nothing too violent though, so hopefully they'll work it out. There's "chicken jail" next to them if they act up too much. The Cinnamon Queens' names are Aunt Angela and Sophia II. That's all... just wanted to share. It's been so much fun and so little hassle keeping chickens. I love it!