I am new to raising chickens. I grew up in So. Cal at the beach and when I was lucky enough to be around the occasional horse corral growing up I loved the chickens and goats more than the horses... . Now I live in a place that allows chickens and I have a great supportive man in my life that built me an amazing coop and run. It was many weekends and evenings after we do construction together building car washes. We got 8 baby chicks. 2 Wellsummers (they were a week older than the others) 2 Lavender Orpingtons 2 Blue Laced Red Wyandottes and 2 Blue Jersey Giants. We lost one of the Orpingtons a week into it to intestinal issues... 3 months flew by and they are big and healthy and now we have 2 bunnies co-habitating with them.. so far so good!