Hello all, I just found this site today, loads of great info on here. My story is a little different, I wasn't really looking to go full backyard chicken status, but my uncle used to have a big coop complex behind his house, and since my uncle passed away, it has gone dormant. My sister has 2 kids, 3 and 4 years old, and I just thought they'd love to see some chickens grow up, and it could be a fun little project, plus free eggs to boot. I brew beer, and need something to do with the spent grain is it good for them? I also garden quite a bit, and could use a good source of fertilizer. Right now I have 4 chickens. I had 5 but one died after the largest chicken pecked the little runty one to death. Here is a video of my ladies (Hopefully, i think one is a male) in the coops I mention. Can anyone give me any info on the different breeds I have? Are they old enough to tell? Let me know what you think of the chicken run? How many chickens do you think it can support? We do get predators in the backyard, but I've been sealing the area up with Home Depot Poultry netting, and it looks pretty secure to me. Thanks for any tips, looking forward to getting this going. . . I think I've inadvertently caught the chicken bug. - Fred.