My daughter wanted to raise a chicken for 4H, and we had been talking about getting them anyway, so it seemed the perfect time to dive right in! I have several questions and I would sure appreciate some experienced help! 1. We live in South Florida, it can get down to 30 degrees once in a while, the floor in our coop is small fine fencing so there will always be airflow, is this ok? Should I lay straw over the fencing? Any issues with Florida heat? See pictures. 2. The coop is about 8x6 and the run about 8x8, I dug down 1 1/2 feet and lined the run floor with fence and then covered it - is this enough room for 10 hens? We have 6 but my daughter really wants to get 4 more mixed birds in the next few days. Also, the Coop door stays open during the day and they walk back and forth from the run to the coop 3. The guy at the feed-store gave me a 5 grain, game bird food (corn and other grains), is this ok? What do you all recommend I feed them? They are about 12 weeks old and from what I understand about 2 months from laying, when they lay their first eggs, then I switch to Layer feed, right? 4. Do chickens get bored? Do they need stimulus? 5. How do I let the roam? Will they run away? 6. Will my little lab terrorize them, any tips on how to socialize them? Right now she sits next to their coop and its really funny, she got pecked on the paw and the nose already. Here are some pictures of the coop. I would love feedback, new Chicken Dad here! My daughter chose purple and blue! She got the blue done so far. As you can see we put the coop in a very shady area to keep the sun off them in the summer.