Hello, This site has been very helpful and I am very much looking forward to this spring when my boyfriend and I start our very first chicken coop. We have decided to do this for lots of reasons I have a five year old son and knew that it would be a great learning experience for him and plus the eggs and entertainment that comes with it. We live in North East Colorado out in the country with 12 horses and one blue heeler, this spring I will have a large garden and chicken coop. My bf will be building the chicken coop this winter and placing it this spring. I have been doing a lot of research and just had a couple question. We would like to start out small with the chickens as we are new to this and don't want to get over whelmed but we weren't sure what breed of chicken to get for North east Colorado. The winters are cold and snowy at times and our summers can be very hot with little moisture. I want to make sure that we are doing this right the first time so we don't look back on it later and regret it. If there are any suggestions from anybody and hopefully from people who live where we do we would love to have them. Thank You!