I had the urge to raise some chickens for healthier eggs as well as for great fertilizer for the garden (going to do composting of course) - the girls??? are about 2 weeks old, flapping their wings and even roosting on the feed and water containers lol and OMG they keep scratching the bedding into the water a few times a day so I raised it up a little higher now - should have their outdoor home ready this week sometime. I live in central Florida so the weather will be great for quite awhile longer. I just saw pictures online and different ideas for the coop and run and came up with my own design - even doing some recycling for scrap wood to put this all together (will post pictures soon on the coop). I posted a different thread in the "breed" section because out of the 4 of them 1 looks different. The feathers on the chest area of 3 of them are dark, almost black and one is looking very light so I think it may be a roo, bought them from a local feed store that said they were all female and that the hatchery is 97% accurate. So we'll see what happens any input would be apprecaited, can't have a roo here and don't want to get attached anymore than I already am and then have to get rid of him. Other questions I'd have is if I have to get rid of him and I get another to replace, does it have to be raised alone for a few weeks or can it be put in with the 2 week olds? I wanted quieter and friendlier and after reading about the different breeds went with the Barred Rocks - guess that will help with the sex of them lol just a few days old 1 week old just about 2 weeks old - the one on the right is the one I'm wondering about if she is a he lol - the chest area on that one is light and the others is dark and you can see the others have tail feathers coming in and this one does not - they are just adorable and when I walk in their room and say HI GIRLS - they start to peep like crazy and if I haven't been in there in awhile they really start to peep and when I walk in they quiet down have to get my 1 1/2 yr old shephard mix dog use to them - he's like OH WOW live play toys - NNNNNOOOOOTTTTT!