So I've never had chickens before. Nope. And, well...I thought maybe it'd be a good idea and all. The husband grows fruits and veggies; why not throw fresh eggs into the mix? So I did a little research and went and bought five day-old baby chicks from my local feed store. We're in the process of building a portable coop+run on wheels. Approx measurements are 8'L x 4'W x 3' H That's a good sized coop for five laying hens, right? Besides, I'm going to let them free range in my backyard for most of the day. It's entirely enclosed and I live in a farming community so having chickens is not out of the ordinary. I've had them all for about 4 1/2 weeks, and I've grown quite fond of them. They are very simplistic creatures, and are soothing to watch. Anyone else zen out on watching their chickens getting their chicken on? I've actually found that they all have distinct little personalities and I've named them of all things. Before a month ago, I never thought of chickens as more than food. I'm fairly sure that I've got the breeds figured out. All but one. I believe I have two Barred Rock chicks, A Golden Campine chick, a Black Austrolorp chick, and anonymous yellow chick. I'd really appreciate anyone who can "name that breed" for me. And maybe tell me whether or not they all are, in fact, female? Pls? Help a n00b out? Here is a group shot -- these are the most recent pics I have. They have more feather and are much bigger now. Here is anonymous yellow -- any idea anyone? At first I thought a boiler may have gotten mixed in with the rest but this one is actually smaller-bodied but just as tall as the others. Also, she seems to be feathering much more slowly... Tried to get a side view of the yellow but Estelle got in the way v.v So? Whatcha think? Any ideas? :d Also -- hens? Roos? Feedback is much appreciated. Will post better recent pics if needed. Kthnx.