Greetings all, I'm a complete newbie and wanted run something by the experts. I moved out to the country this past year and my plan is to have a sustainable flock of White Dorkings for dual purpose. I have almost no experience raising fowl, only experience was gathering the eggs for my grandfather when I was a kid. Below is my plan. Build a 15' X 20' chicken house with dirt floor so that I can properly do the deep litter method. I plan on using shredded oak leaves for the litter since I have an endless supply of oak leaves. I plan on setting up automatic watering, large capacity feeders, and an automatic pop door. I want to be able to go on vacation and the house sitter will only have to gather eggs and not much else. I plan on working a selective breeding program with birds that I will get from Yellow house farm, they are kind of expensive but since I only plan on purchasing once I want to get the best quality I can. for the breeding program I plan on banding the new chick once I start the selective breeding to avoid any over breeding. I was planning on starting the flock with 50 straight run chicks. Space is no problem I have more land than I will ever use. I am kind of a go big or go home kind of guy, but do you think this plan is a little over ambitious for someone with no experience but learns quickly? I am building the coop so large because I don't want to have to expand later.