My wife wanted chickens again. We had some in out backyard when we lived in Miami, our neighbors must have thougt we were nuts. She wants fresh eggs, so she comes home with 5 little RhodeIsland Red chicks. She says they are guarenteed to be all female. I sure hope so cause I dont want to hear a rooster crowing in my back yard . Our Jack Russell Terriers in the back make enough noise without a rooster crowing. So I put the chicks in a small wire dog kennel in our bathroom for now. We have an older female jack in the house. When I showed her the chickens she was already to get them. So I have a lot of training to do with her to "let them Be"!! My wife si so funny , she told me , I have my 5 little God Chicks, and she proceeds to look for the names of 5 famous women evanglists. So I am of course tasked with building her a coop. And since we now live on 5 acres in the woods, in central florida, I will have to do some planning, to keep them from all the hungry wild critters here. She got a laugh when I told her I registered to this forum with my usual name " Runfox"! And of course we do have plenty of wild fox in our woods. This time around I want to make sure the chikens are a little bit easier to manage, so I'll clip the flight feathers to keep them from flying over our fence. I never thought of doing that till I read that on your forums. Whats a good way to get them to follow you , so you can easily get them back in their coop when needed. We had to chase them around in Miami, I dont intend to repeat that. Itold my wife to make sure she handles them a lot so they are not afraid of humans, and to facilitate wing clipping. I figure Ill make sure we have some sort of chicken treat with us when he handle them so they know, humans are good , and learn to follow us. Then I have learn what do chickens like as a treat? I have read table scraps, what else? Maybe buy some fishing worms??