the neighbor kid is done with high school gave his chickens [2 hens] away to a friend and gave the coop to us we are going to remodel it for an isolation cage /roo run/ or brooder. So it was a very exciting day to get that on Sat. here last weekend! It's red the other neighbor made it I need to ask him if it is paint or stain the top needs a new coat.
We are down to six hens h. got rid of the mean ones for me. Also we still have all ten of the chicks they are now fryer size and some are as big as the smaller hens. The four we got later are pullet size now of those four looks like only one is a hen.
This week h. cut a board for a second roost and things have calmed down at night when they go to roost. We had been talking about doing that for a while. I put up a temp. one of a tree branch that broke off but it was too unstable for any of the bigger ones to use. The really like the 2" x 4" on the four inch part to roost on at night.
I've changed them over to pellets and have less loss to song birds / mice stealing it because of the larger size. The also love corn, canned corn I found at a yard sale, corn on the cob I got an extra one for them to enjoy. I need to go pick up the cobs!
The younger ones are learning to enjoy the back yard I have a few holes to plug up so the younger ones do not escape but it's fine as so far only one spot has been a problem.