Hi, I don't have my babies yet, but seeing as I've never raised a chicken to an adult, I might need help. lol. I did have two chickens when I was younger, but I went on vacation and my Uncle ate them. I'm only going to get two to start off with. The main reason I wanted chickens was to help my yard/soil. The more I read though, seems like my husband will greatly enjoy the eggs. (I don't eat eggs) I work at home, so always here. My intention is to make a run that can attach to a homeade coop, so it can be mobile. I have ants, and I've seen that chickens like to eat them.. do yours? I've always wondered.. do the chickens automatically go in their coop in the evenings?