We ordered chickens this spring - a few rainbow layers and a few speckled sussex. The speckled lay large brown eggs - the rainbows lay green, blue and pink eggs. Really. I was so excited when they started laying. It's nice to go to the coop to get eggs - you never know what color will be there. We turned an old outbuilding into a coop - it doesn't leak and has a window - added a few perches and and a nest box - instant coop. Now if I could just keep the sheep out of it.