Hello, new here. We are about to make our move to our 38 acre hill country property from our 1/4 acre lot in thr city.. We've always had cows and horses, but all else is a mystery to me. I want to start with chickens but Im so overwhelmed with information. I know I need a coop, can someone direct me to a website or source of information that can break it down for me? Or can someone answer my questions? We probably want 10 chickens to start with, how big of a coup do they need? Or do we build for what we might want in the future? What is a roost and where does it need to go in the coop? How hard is it to have free range chickens (I imagine not super tough)? We intend on letting them out during the day and securing them in the coop at night. We will be in central texas. The summers are hot and dry but the winter isnt terrible, I think it might snow every 6-7 yesrs where we will be and even then only very little. Do you have to have a rooster? Are they really as mean as people say? We have young children, so I dont want them to get chased down by some rogue rooster like everyone tells you about. Do they just stay in the coop with the chivkens or do they need special "living quarters"? How many laying boxes would we need? I have so many questions but no idea where to look withoutvgetting overwhelmed. I feel stupid asking this stuff but honestly horses seem much easier at this point thank you!