Hello everyone! My husband and I just purchased a 17 acre farm and also bought a huge chicken coop (picture below) that came with 3 Buff Orpington hens (18 months old). I have a BS in Animal Science but my background is horses and cattle - I have no chicken experience. The guy we bought the chickens from said he would get 2 eggs a chicken a day in the summer and an egg every other day per chicken in the winter. I thought the stress of moving would cause the ladies to stop laying for awhile but they started laying a couple days after we moved them, albeit less than expected. The last coupe days they've picked up to their expected "winter" rate - we're getting 2 eggs a day now. They get complete free range during the day and are locked in the coop (with it's attached 8 foot enclosed run) at night. We've been told the coop could easily hold about 20-25 chickens. So I guess my first question would be how do I know how much feed to give them? I know they're going to supplement with their foraging. Oh and we're located in upstate SC so we have pretty mild winter and hot, humid summers. I look forward to talking to everyone and learning about chickens!