Hi there! I am new to this board. Well, I've been reading for a few weeks now, but finally decided to register today. I am about 25 miles east of Lincoln. I am really bummed because I was totally planning on having a few hens in my backyard, but then I found out my city has an ordinance against it. So now, my SIL and I are making plans to put a coop on her place out in the country. I am only about 10 minutes away from the Southeast Livestock Auction in Palmyra and I was hoping to go on Saturday, just to check things out. I didn't end up going because my little girl was sick and it was freezing cold outside. I hope to meet some fellow cornhuskers here and find out how you guys handle the winter and what predators you seem to face the most.