Hello all! I have always wanted to raise chickens, so when my son caught one and wanted to bring it home after a contest at our local Sportsman's Festival, I didn't hesitate. The property we bought about a year ago had some alpaca barns on it, one of which we converted into a coop. Just yesterday we acquired 8 more after a friend of ours house was foreclosed on and was forced to move into an apartment....needing a place for his chickens. The first hen is an older chicken and no longer lays, but we enjoyed her and thought she needed some "chicken friends". The new 8 however are all laying hens....so while I've done ALOT of reading, it's new to me. Any advice?