Hello all, I recently became the new caretaker of 7 Rhode Island Red layers. I have never raised chickens or lived in the country. Last Sunday I brought my new chickens home. I had to scramble to get some way to contain them at night, so I purchased a dog run 6' x 10' x 6' high for cheap at Lowes. I still need to build a 'permanent' structure inside this 'coop' as they are nesting in boxes on a table. My plans are to build a Wichita Cabin Coop next year once the weather warms up. For now I am just feeding them Nutrena feed which will not be a permanent choice. I have posted to this forum for people who would like to go in on some soy-free, organic layer food. As I am an avid reader can anyone suggest a good, comprehensive book on raising layers?