We are new to everything related to backyard chickens... but, decided to give it a try. Actually, we went to local feed store last week planning to get 4 chicks - and ended up with 15. We are now in the process of building a coop - to attach to a 10x10 chain link dog run. Thankful for this site which helped with ideas for the coop! I must admit - I in love with these little chicks already!