I am starting to put together all the information I need for this new venture into raising chickens for eggs. My son got introduced to it by his 4H group and I have learned that they are great for putting the idea into my sons head but not very good on information. I want to build my own Coop and run but would like to know what are going to be some of my major concerns and problems. I live in Northern California in the hills. I am at 2700' Elevation ruffly. We do get snow from time to time but not every year and not a lot at any one time. We have lived in this house for 6 years and only had more than 6" at one time 2 times and it mostly melts off by the end of the day. The Temp ranges in the winter from lowest of 13 to highest of 80 Summer Low of 50 highest of 101. My back yard is completely fenced in. We have 1 family dog he is a knuckle head but a great dog. He is only 2 years old.We are probably going to be looking at getting about 6 Chickens all for egg production. If there is anything else you need to know please just ask I want to do this right. Thank you.