Hello BYC community! My husband and I recently finished building our graduated coop, having started with a much smaller Store bought (big box store) coop last April. We bought our first group of ladies at the feed store - Rhode Islands, which at first I'm thinking..it will be nice to have fresh eggs. Little did I know how much fun they could be! My daughter picked out a pullet, which turned out to be a bantam rooster "Pickles" We unfortunately lost one of our 5 hens a couple days ago to a hawk. Our girls are now in the coop.. Until we can get the run built. They were free range in our 1 acre fenced area... So that's my story. We are looking forward to adding to our flock in the spring with 15 more. Here's a photo of our upgraded coop.