Hi, my name is Andy. I was born and raise in nyc, a couple of years ago I moved to upper Michigan. Last spring I made a trip to tractor supply and they had chicks. I wanted to take a few home but didn't want to jump in without doing some research. After visiting this site daily and learning as much as possible, finally got 10 days old buff Orpingtons. I was planing on building my own coop, but bought a shed and turn it into a chicken coop. At the moment I have a dog kennel attach to the coop, next spring I will build a chicken run with hardware cloth. A few weeks ago I got a jubilee orpington rooster. Next spring I plan to get more jubilees. For some reason orpingtons are my favorite chicken breed. I finally got my fist egg last week. Only one of my hens is laying. I don't have a heat lamp or supplementary light inside the coop. Plan on letting my chickens rest during the winter. My chickens are free range during the day and locked at night. Have about 5 acres but they stay close to the house. I finally decided to create and account and be part of the community. Everything's been so easy on my journey with chickens, thanks to this site.