I have 9 straight run red broilers coming on May 3rd to a local Tractor Supply-like mom and pop store. I have 10 pullets and one future rooster coming here on the week of May 7th, from My Pet Chicken; they are layers (well, not the rooster). Two LARGE cardboard boxes are being set up with all the equipment: heat lamp, pine bedding over a plastic bottom with a layer of newspaper sandwiched in between. Feeders and waterers. There will be a wire mesh top on each of these boxes (one for the broilers, one for the layers.) I am ordering a chicken coop next Wednesday -- I've been into the place to ask questions and all, and delivery time is 4-6 weeks. This is for the layers and their rooster. The coop will have an outdoor run space, plus some electronet surrounding that space and their coop. The coop will be tall enough for me to stand in (to facilitate cleaning), and will have an epoxy floor. The coop will stand at least 8 inches off the ground (we get winter here). I also hope to get a chicken tractor for them, but I want one that is able to have nesting facilities as well -- even if they won't be laying eggs for awhile. The broilers will get a 6 x 10 chicken tractor, and will be surrounded by electronet fencing so I can let them roam a bit more during daytimes. They won't need a house/coop. I live in western Massachusetts. Anything else I should be thinking of? I have starter feed for chicks, from Poulin Grain, although eventually I want to switch them to organic. No, I am not trying to go for organic certification, but I'd like to raise them reasonably so, for my own intent. Anything I may be overlooking? I may not have remembered to mention everything here. I want to do right by these birds! My first time with chickens!