Hi everyone, Our family is actively preparing to start our own little flock to have fresh eggs. We live near the East Coast in Central Florida. My daughter is in FFA and currently has an Australorp Rooster, named Penguin that she keeps at the barn at school. We are planning on bringing him home and providing him a flock to look over. We are building a 16' x 8' enclosure to place the coop/nesting boxes in. Joined this forum because we need your advice to help us be successful. Should we bring Penguin home first or get chickens to bring home first? Based on size of enclosure how many chickens do you recommend? Given our location, purpose and situation what type of chickens would be best to start with? I think that's it...for now...thanks everyone in advance for the advice, it is appreciated!