Hello all - I am new to byc - in fact I am so new I don't even have any chickens yet! I've been researching having a small backyard flock - maybe 4 hens. We live in a city that recently allowed residents to have backyard chickens, so I've been wanting to do this but it has taken some time to convince my husband that this is a good idea. I have been looking at the various types of chicken coops other people are using, and came across one that I believe is very similar to what ours is going to be like. When we have it all finished and finally get our hens I will post a picture of it. I would very much appreciate advice as to which type(s) of hens we should get. Now that I know what and where our coop will be I will have to research the various types of laying hens available. I don't know if climate makes a difference but we live on the wet coast (Pacific Northwest area). Does anyone have any advice as to what type(s) of hens I should get - and how old should they be? Thanks for your help!