Well new to having chickens, we moved to a ranch a few months ago and it had a huge coop on the property. I have slowly fixed it up and now i have 3 in the coop,17 in the house, and bunch of eggs in the incubator from the neighbor from up the road. We orginally talked about 6-8 hens and I have surpassed that one pretty fast. OPPS the hubby just laughed at me when i came back from town the other day with 8 fuzzy butts. I told him they were sad and needed to come home with me. I might have to take a second job to pay for feed in winter, summer will be easy for them to free range with all the fields surrounding the house with crops. Hopefully I can resist buying anymore but there are a couple of breeds i would like to have.