I was looking on the site called Ideal poultry just a few minutes ago, because I'm an idiot and I have decided I want to get chickens in the future, my soon to be ex wife's mother has some, but she has so many I don't really like hers. anyways, I found Speckled sussex and I am in LOVE, they are beautiful! I was thinking about getting some, I only want a couple, 1 rooster and 3 or 4 hens to start, then build up my flock with their offspring, just like i did my ducks, started out with 1 drake and a hen, and later another hen, that was almost four years ago now I have 20 or 22 mixed breed ducks. anyways, how speckled sussex temperments?, what about free-ranging?, what about in the egg laying department?, and MOST OF ALL what about brooding and parenting skills? I won't be getting any for atleast a month or two, I need to finish up the old shed Itheres two sheds, the old delapidated one and the new one) so i'm going to fix up the old shed and turn it into a chicken coop (it's 15ft wide by about 20ish feet long btw, looks like a rectangle, used to be a goat barn) is that big enough for 4 or 5 chickens? I've never had chickens before.