We bought fourteen chickens for eggs today and I would appreciate some summary tips to help us get started, please. General advice but also anything in particular that we should do taking into account the background information that follows. We started breeding turkeys earlier this year so we have some knowledge based on that. We also have a small, simple coop that the turkeys don't like but is better than any chicken coop that I have seen here in Thailand. It has an earth floor since we cut out the timber floor, some roosts and a couple of shelves. We can improve that or make a new one when the rains stop and the ground dries out. There's no run for them at the moment and they didn't have one previously. I don't want them to range with the turkeys because we would be hunting for eggs every day. The chickens are a small brown breed used here for eggs only. I don't know the name of the breed yet. They lay well for about two or three years and are then replaced by new ones from breeders. We were told that ours are eight months old and they had laid eggs when we went to see them. Their coop stank! The government occasionally gives chickens to poorer village people to help them produce their own eggs and sell them if they want to and the owner of ours acquired them that way. Now she doesn't want them and I could see that they were not fed or cared for well. There is no sign of any health problem, though. We gave them turkey feed, all that we have today, so that they could fill up. We will also give them some boiled rice later and we have bananas and papaya ripening on the land. Fresh green vegetables are plentiful too. They have water. We put a plastic basket with straw on the coop floor for eggs. A local vet calls to give innoculations to our poults and if we have a sick or injured turkey. His typical charge is around US$2 per visit and I hope he will be willing to help with any chicken problems too. I shall do my own research but, as I said, any tips for starters from the experts here would be very welcome. Thanks.