Hi everyone- I plan on getting some chicks here soon and Im looking for tips/advice/suggestions. We plan on getting 4-8 chicks. We have a friend who is an excellent wood builder (yes, I know, they have a fancier name. Oh! Carpenter ) and he is going to build us a custom coop to fit our budget. When the chicks are old enough to be put into their coop they will also be able to free range in the early evenings. Any suggestions on the best type of coop, things the coop SHOULD have, or what is the best type of coop? I have never had chickens before, but Ive done a lot of reading to help me out. These chicks will become more of our family then just birds. I want to raise these little chicks for my daughter. I think its a great experience (for our whole family!), she will love to be the one to collect the eggs, and she will really get to learn about these chickens. I know there is lots to learn and things I should really know before raising these chicks and Im open to ANY information. Any information on their adult hood as well. AND- I'm new to BYC, so hello to all and this seems to be a GREAT site for help!