We are a family of 5. and just bought our first chickens last weekend. We started with a flock of 12 but lost one the first night. Se was a little small and weak when we got them home. So I went back the next day and bought 3 more one to replace the one we lost and 2 more friends. We have easter eggers, some yellow silkies, road island reds and black ones ( not sure of all there correct names yet) My wife grew up on a farm in maine and had several chickens and other animals. We are building our coop now. I would like some ideas on how to build the pen. We would like to be able to walk in it. People tell me to cover the ground with wire and cover the top?