Hello from Massachusetts. My wife and I have had chickens for about four years. I still believe we are very much beginers. We went from eight egg layers to ten layers, one silkie, a matched pair of blue polish, and one white black tailed jap bantam roo. Those are outside in our twelve by eight coop. Inside we have one jap frizzle, and two polish chics. We had two mille fluer cochin bantams but our dog got to them unfortunitly. Next spring we would love to ad more.