Hello from the Dube family! All of the information has been really helpful so far on this site, thank you to everyone who contributes. I have found that the more I read, the more options there are and different ways that people raise their chickens so after going to an info session at a local farm I have realized that I just need to relax and try things out! The local feed store is getting in a lot of chicks today and I will be picking ours up! We have the coop built, just needs the fun paint and shingles and it is ready to go! We will work on the run while the chicks are in the brooder inside. We are starting with layers now and plan to grow into doing meat chickens as well. I am excited and nervous! I am hoping that my dogs are kind with the chicks. I will post some picks of the coop and the chicks this weekend!