Hi all. I live in Alabama and just setup a spot for chickens in my barn. I cleaned out a horse stall and bolted a dog pen on the front of it. Looked like this at first but it's sealed off on top now with chicken wire: I built a nest box for the inside, so far they don't seem too interested in it but one of the Reds hangs out in there sometimes. I put up a board for a roost also, no interest in that. We bought the chicks at a flea market and 3 are Rhode Island Reds and 3 are Dominiques. The guy selling them said we should have one rooster and 4 hens but he wasn't sure. I got some cracked feed and a feeder and water and grit, they seem to spend most of their time eating so far. More photos: Upon arrival: One of the little ones: [URL]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3462/3792249123_9f0ee55f3b.jpg[/URL][\\img] I'll post more when I can. Any advice on chicken raising would be appreciated.