Hello fellow Manitobans. I'm located South of Winnipeg. This is our first year with chickens and they are great. We have 10 layers which started to lay eggs right at 19 weeks of age and we are now getting 9 eggs a day! We also have 9 bantams that we picked up beginning of June (also from Berg's). We originally ordered 10 but one was taken from us by a hawk not long ago. Out of the 9 bantams we have, 4 have turned out to be roos. So, we have 2 white silkie roos for sale if anyone is interested. The chickens are currently housed in my son's old playhouse that he never uses. Soon, they will be moved into the barn once we finish building a room for them. The new room is quite large for the number of birds we have this winter (10 x 24), but we are planning to get more chickens next spring so are building 'for the future'. If the room is too big, we will put a temporary wall in it to make it smaller and more cozy for them. We'll see. The room is totally insulated (including the ceiling) and will have at least 1 place to hang a heat lamp. Plenty of nesting boxes and roosts for everyone. I'm hoping to get more layers as well as some marans next spring. I just love the color of their dark eggs! For now, I am just enjoying my "girls". It is so nice to look out the window and see chickens waddling around the yard. Cheers!