I want to raise chickens, but I've never had experience with them. For the past week I have been researching what and how to raise chickens (from right after hatching, I don't want to incubate them). I already know that having chickens in my area is legal. But I seem to be running in circles and I'm not making any progress! There is just so much that has to be done prior to the chicks' arrival (I already picked out the breed of chickens I want to raise and I'm planning on buying them from a local farm sometime in April). I have already planned out how to make the brooder and I have somewhat of an idea for the coop but that's really it. What other materials are necessary besides the basics (feeder, waterer, bedding, etc.)? How big does the nesting box need to be if I have a large sized chicken? How do I clean the coop? I'm so determined to raise chickens but I'm inexperienced which makes me frustrated, which was why I was so happy to find a website like this! I really need the break-down on raising them. Any tips?