Hi, New to chicken raising. Just getting the chicken run and coop started. Picked up a Dog pen 8'x20' but took out a section and mounted on top to totally cage in the chickens. Now it is 8'x10' with two gates. Going to put the chicken coop off the back of the run through the gate, and fence around any openings. Got all the wood for the coop just need it to stop snowing to get outside and build it. I have a 4x4s to box out the chicken run and mount it to, so critters can't dig under as easy. (This in not where i'm raising the chickens, just a pic of the run) I'm looking to start out with 6 hens for egg laying . Thinking of getting white leghorns. I'm the youngest of four boys, raised up on 3 acres in the pine barrens of NJ. Now we have 9 kids between all my brothers and I, which is a lot to feed. We have four gardens with my family that we share. We grow tomato, peppers,lettuce, spinach, grapes, strawberries, blue berries, corn, peas, beans, squash, pumpkins, herbs, ect. Canning and preserving a lot of what we grow for our own use. ( Smallest One of the Three gardens on this property) My brother already has 6+ chickens, but now I'm looking to start my own coop for my house. Looking forward to getting the coop done and chickens in.