My husband and I bought a house last November with 1 1/2 acres. I have been reading up on how to take care of chickens. I just got the bookChick Days for absolute beginners by Jenna Woginrich and it is very helpful. First thing to do when the weather breaks is get a coop ready for chickens. We are going to divide half of our shed for that purpose. So we have some carpentry to do and neither one of us know anything about it. Lol But with our daughter in laws help we should get it done. I worry so much about predators especially small ones. I already know we have had a rat in the shed. Any advice will be appreciated. I am looking forward to having chickens. I know I will love them!