I'm new to but Bee has been helping me learn. She is awesome! She's on here BeeKissed is her name. You can see my coop under my name. I also have RIR's. I started out with 38 chicks but a herd of those were cockerels. I have sold all of those but 2 RIR cockerels.
You may want to check out the Deep Litter thread on here as well as the fermented food threads. Bee is on the meat bird fermented thread as well.