Hey guys! Always wanted some backyard chickens and I finally took the plunge. A little bit about my self I recently moved from Indiana to East Tenn. I have a wife, a 3 year old, and one on the way. We decided to get some chickens to help the little ones with responsibility and for fresh free range eggs of course We currently have 5 pullet hens about 4-6 days old. They are a Rhode Island Red X White leghorn mix. We have them inside in a 100 gallon container and they are doing very very well. We have them on started crumbles, and just started to throw in some grass and dirt and let them play with that. I have never raised chickens, but when I was younger I did own and raise some ducks. One question I have, how soon do I need to have a coop ready by. I am wanting to make the most out of my yard space by utilizing some empty space under the deck for a coop , and a small run that also leads to the full back yard. As soon as I can, i will post some pictures into the coop design thread. Thanks for any information!