howdy ya'll! this is a wonderful community you have here with a plethra of useful info. I am totally green when it comes to yardbirds but my grandpa had chickens (and cows and pigs) and I loved helping him on his farm and now that I have a one year old son I want him to enjoy the satisfaction and responsibility of watching critters grow. I bought 3 10 day old chicks from the feed store yesterday and have a section of yard penned off and covered in the shade for them to peck and scratch around. It's super hot in FL right now so they did fine last night w/out an additional heat source but hopefully they stayed cool enough today, I'm anxious to leave work and see how they are doing! I have one Rhode Island Red, one Buff Orpington and one Americuana (or EE probably). I have alot of old live oak trees on my acre of land with alot of hawks and owls so I dont let them free range unsupervised but could anyone tell me about how high a full grown chicken can fly to perch if you dont clip their wings? hai!