hey! I found this forum thanks to google and found so much awesome information I had to join. I currently have 9 chicks in a brooder in my kitchen LOL 3 australorp, 3 barred rock, 3 white rock or white leghorn, they are a bit of a mystery. I also have one chick in a sick bay, she's a red pullet from tractor supply. That's where I work. I've brought home 6 chicks that have been sick and she's the only one left. I also have 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 guinea pigs, a ferret, and a horse, 3 kids, and a husband in the Navy. it's a full house and it's always an adventure around here. Hoping to finish up the coop over the next couple of weeks. I decided on an A frame design with one end dedicated to the coop instead of the entire top half. Trying my hardest to make it as predator resistant as possible and still have good air flow since mississippi summers can be brutal. right now the total area is 8 ft wide and 12 ft long and the coop is double decker and I'm still working out the kinks. my chicks are only about 3 weeks old so we still have time to get it done. I look forward to learning more as time goes on!