HI! So giving this thread thing a go. I currently have 15 chicks, 4 pullets, and 2 hens....and possibly more coming soon. I have been watching the chicks and they kinda look like penguins when doing their chest/sizing up/sparring... so thinking of calling our chicken operation "Mama's Flaying Penguins" I'm currently working on which breeds, that i have, have the best attitudes, what ages, and what their purpose will be. (breeding, laying, dinner) We live in Texas, we just bought 6 arces and trying to clean it up for a working farm. We have converted our 8ft x12ft shed into our Chicken Coop, just finished up a temporary run for our two new hens so they can stretch but not get lost. Just starting this so that I can share and ramble about the craziness of my chickens without hijacking other's threads. Here are some pics of our flock and set up. Mustard, she loves sitting beside the babies. Cajun, kind unless you're new Babies! Dinner time! The two month old pen, added some plywood so hens wouldn't poo on them. This brooder will come out when I can safely integrate them with Hens. Cajun got in with the babies, she thankfully didn't hurt them! But they hid and were a tad stressed. Front of Coop, two windows on this side. Figuring out lower vents for ventilation. Before the run. Attached Run for Hens. I added a cider block on side for them to get out and they are enjoying it. Feel free to chat, ramble, just share pics.