Hello all My family and I bought a new house with 4.5 acres and inherited chickens, two roosters and five hens. They are immensely friendly and my children and I are in love with them but we know nothing about chickens! So I have become a member in hopes to gain some much needed information. We have a coop for them with straw and will insulate soon for winter. We have heating lamps. They are free outdoors all day and forage. They have access to fresh water all day. I asked a friend and the local feed store and are feeding Lay Mash. They get treats too. Look forward to chatting with you all! On another note internet access is fickle here so sometimes I may not respond to comments or suggestions right away!