Hi, my daughter is going to start raising some baby chicks. Our local ordinance will only allow for us to have three female chickens and the rest will go to a local farm. We are trying to get information about everything we need to do and buy to be ready for them including the coop, feed, heated water dish, etc. This is a bit of a project for us! We have a large lawn and Tru Green is due to come out soon for our first treatment. Should we skip the back where we'd let the chickens roam? Is there anything we can do to keep our lawn nice, green and weed free that would allow for healthy chickens and non-contaminated eggs? I see so much on here about Cockadoodle Doo brand of fertilizer but the website is a dead end and all of the threads/recommendations appear to be old. I am guessing they are no longer in business. Did they go out of business and what can we do/buy to keep the lawn nice and also healthy for roaming chickens? We have about .75 acre of property with a wide open grassy area in the backyard where they can roam but it is not fenced in. We have woods behind the grass and there are foxes and all kinds of other wildlife including snakes. This is in Central NJ. Any other advice for a first timer is appreciated! Thank you!!