So this is the first time I have had chickens and I don't want to mess this up. I have had my chickens for about 4 months now and luckily they are still alive so I guess I am doing something right. So I have 4 chickens 1 Rhode Island Red her name is Caitlyn Jenner, and 1 Buff Orpington named Blondie, and one speckled Sussex named princess, and last but not least one Auracana named Duckie. Well I built a coop with my bare hands and that was an adventure but it came out nice. It survived a category 6 hurricane named Mathrew. Beside that scare we did have another scare when a panther got in our backyard but luckily my wife which is very over protective actually ran after the panther to save our chickens....don't try this at home kids afterwards she realized that wasn't a great idea but she scared it away nonetheless and it hasn't came back...there hasn't been a sighting in a month or two but a day or to after the panther was in our backyard a horse got attack a mile from our house and it survived but ended up needing 300 plus stitches...sad but if anyone who is reading this has any advice please let me know.