Our current layers are 3 and 4 years old now, so it's time (probably past time) to get a new flock in place. Previous birds are Barred Rock with a few Black Australop in the mix. Local co-op store took orders for fall chicks this year, usually it's spring only, so we got 20 New Hampshire reds in Sept so they would be laying good by spring. Kept them under heat lamp in old watering trough for a brooder for a while, and build a new house for them to get big enough before integrating flocks so the old gals don't pick them to death (which they will....pecking order is a real thing). Built this one smaller than the main house so I can move it with tractor forks. Set in one of the garden areas for now, fenced them off a big lot. Egg nests on the end. This one has the same automatic door our main house does, but since this one is mobile, no power to it, and I run it off a 12v battery with 50w solar panel to keep charged.