Hello Everyone! This is my first post after browsing the site for a few weeks. I live in northern, suburban NJ (suburb of NYC) and have recently considered keeping some chickens. I am fairly confident that they are permitted in my neck of the woods, but that's a story for another time. What I am wondering is this: What can I do with a (roughly) 6' x 8' area? I was only planning on keeping 2-4 chickens, so would this be enough space for a small coop and run? I am not opposed to raising the coop so the hens can utilize the area underneath as part of the run. Any blueprints/ideas are welcomed. In addition, where I live, it tends to get very cold in the winter. I've already done some research on some winter practices, like scratch grains and supplementing additional electrolytes, etc. Does anyone have any idea as to what breeds would be the hardiest-- to endure both a first time owner and a harsh winter? Also, any suggestions about anything chicken-related would be GREATLY appreciated. I would love to hear from people in similar situations. Thank you all ahead of time!