Hi, I'm in south Mississippi about 10 miles from the coast. Living rurally now on 2 acres, my wife & I decided to raise some chicken now that our oldest son (6yrs) is big enough to help. I'm looking at different coop/run designs now done on a shoestring budget. We have neighbors with dogs so I want to keep them safe. Eventually plan on fencing the entire property so they can free range possibly? Looking for a breed that will lay eggs & provide poultry too from time to time. I'm new to raising chickens so I plan on starting small, maybe two or three hens. Thanks for any help.