Internet purchased coop -put together feb 2011 .Went to buy a couple of hens and came back with 4 !! Added an extended covered run within a week on bark.Hens ran free range until my plants were destroyed and a fence bought to give them ample space to run around.
In their 2nd year of lay now ,unfortunately just lost the sussex star to illness,so now only 3.
It's been fun having hens around, had bantams and a couple of layers as a teenager,been quite alot of work but they dont fail to put a smile on your face after a stressful day at work and you cant beat fresh eggs!