Hello everyone, Last time I had chickens I was about 10 years old. My parents had converted a small shed into a coop with a run. I loved helping take care of them and loved having fresh eggs. Now that we have acreage of our own and four helping hands, my darling boyfriend and I will be converting one of the stalls in a four stall barn into a coop with a rather large run. I'm here for your valuable advise and experience. The stall is a 12X12 and the run is 24X24. I am planning on covering half of the run in corrugated metal roofing and the other half in wire. We plan on starting out with 6 chickens and grow from there. 6 seems manageable enough for our family (of 6!). Perhaps we will have a rooster too, but not sure what the pros and cons are. Anywho, glad to be here and can't wait to start!