After lurking for several months, it is time to join and admit to utilizing all of the phenomenal information that is shared by members of Backyard Chickens. I purchased a GreenChickenCoop (Briar model) tractor from a seller on Craig's List back about 6 months ago and was given 3 seven month old hens in October, 2013. I have a Rhode Island Red, an Americauna, and a Black Star. These ladies have been producing two-three eggs per day and have provided great entertainment and lots of new conversations. This is my first time to raise chickens and I am now hooked. A new larger coop and run will be built over the next few weeks. I am building an 8x12 building--the chickens will get 5x8 of it and the remaining 7x8 will be Chicken Food/Equipment storage and a potting shed area for me! We are attaching an 8'x16' covered chicken run. The three girls will be much happier with so much additional space and I can begin to think about adding a few more ladies to the group this spring. Many thanks to all of the members who have shared so many "Do's & "Don'ts" about chicken coops and runs! As my husband has said-----these are becoming three very expensive hens! But the eggs taste great!