I hear what you're saying. So my suggestion is to take a big deep breathe.....and don't read anymore. In my 60 years, its been my observation that everyone has their own experience so each of their answers will be different. Chickens should be fun and they aren't that hard to raise. So these are my suggestions, and I mean suggestions only. I am not in a position to tell anyone what to do 1. You mentioned you and your husband don't have building skills. There are a lot of website on which you can see "pre built" coops/run. Maybe this would be a good choice 2. Hire someone in your community to build your little chic house/run Not sure how many chics you ordered, but your whole set up can be very simple. it doesn't have to been extravagant.....just safe and secure. You can always add more at later date. Have fun and don't give up yet. Chickens are wonderful pets.