I need a chicken farm friend to show us the ropes so we know what we are looking for in the sense of healthy chickens when buying.....BUT drum roll please - As of 5p.m. we have our first six CHICKENS 3 buffs, 2 cochins and one mix (hybrid) of the two - nice. One problem though. Two are slightl younger pullets than the adult chickens and they are getting picked on (bad). This is their first night at our coop. We are really happy!!! We wonder how long we must keep them penned up before they realize they live here so we can let them out every day. We are thinking 2-3 weeks maybe a month - who knows. Any suggestions or insight to get them to stay home now would be appreciated. They will be egg layers. We already named two (Susie and Marilyn (Monroe)) and the kids love's. Daven named Marilyn because he thinks she is so pretty. We got so lucky!!!