Hi! I've been poking around here a bit as prep for getting some chickens, about 12 Buckeyes who are to arrive in early June. And then...at the feed store today...there were two Ameracuanas and ten Rhode Island Reds who are about four weeks old. They were left over from an order someone did not pick up, and as I wanted older than chick size anyway, we took the plunge. Thankfully, we know the feed store folks, and we can pick them up Monday, which gives us a little time to convert a 10x13 shed into a coop. Nothing like imminent arrival to get your patootie in gear! I'm wondering all sorts of things on new chickens, like how much protection we'll need for sure, how much free to have in my free range, and more! We're out in the country on a small heirloom tomato farm, so it is not like they'll bug anyone. Where's the best place to start on here? Is there a Mother Hen section for newbies like me to get taken under someone's wing? Thanks!