Hello All!!! Very excited to say our 4 babies will be home today or tomorrow! We ordered them from mypetchicken.com we ordered a buff orpington, barred plymouth rock, white cochin and a golden laced wyandotte (the wyandottes didnt have a good hatch rate so they switched us for a speckled sussex) cant wait to meet them!!! ) We wanted to make sure we had hearty birds that will be okay in the winter here and birds that are okay staying in our enclosed coop / run. All of these brids seem to fit the bill. We (my husband and I ) ordered a coop from amazon and it should come sometime this week. very excited to put it together. I already have a laundry list of modifications I want to do...starting with a ladder-like perch set up inside, re-wire the whole coop with hardware cloth, and put better latches and add locks to all openings. We are new to chickens but were very excited for this pet adventure.