Hello, My wife and I are new to the whole 'urban chicken' experience. However, we recently moved to an acreage and decided to give it a try as a hobby and something enjoyable for our youngest relatives when they come to visit. We bought a coop from our local Sam's Club ($300 and claims to be good for up to 6 hens). We just want to start with 3 hens and see how it goes. Unfortunately it hasn't started off too well. We didn't know where to buy adult egg laying hens so we went to a place called Mary's Swap Meet. We bought 3 hens on Saturday morning (claimed to be 9 months old). On Saturday one was found dead and this morning another was dead. Not sure how common this is with chickens dying from stress of relocation or if they were diseased when we got them. Can't imagine we did anything to kill them - provide a coop in a protected area, provided a waterer and scratch. Hoping to get some good advice here.