So, I've been meaning to get my set up all done for quite some time and last weekend I just kicked it in gear and got it done. EVERYTHING I used was free, except for the hutch (either laying around the garage/house or free on craigslist). It is not pretty or fancy but it will do until I can convince my DW that it will be worth spending the money on a nice big coop. I have 3 Silkies and I just got 2 (ISA Browns or Bova Browns, whatever you call them). The Silkies should be show quality for the most part and I've had them since they were chicks (I wont be showing them tho). The ISA's I got a few days ago and they are a little bit over a year old (they guy got them from http://www.sunnysidehatchery.com/Pricing.php) The silkies are really calm and sweet but I am AMAZED at how SWEETER these ISA chickens are. I brought them and put them with the chicks the same day and they have been cuddling together with the silkies since they one. They are a little bit up because the previous owner had lots of roosters but I think that after a couple of months they will look even better. So the coop is in a corner of my garage and I put a dog door on the back of my garage that leads to the run. THEY LOVE IT!!! By the way the ISA Browns have been laying FROM DAY ONE - they did not skip a beat and lay really big brown eggs (sometimes 3 a day, but i for sure get at least 2).