Hi I'm very new to this chicken owning. My teenage boys (Tastes_Like_Chicken) got me into this. So far I've been able to "stalk" this website and find the answer to my questions. I wanted to run my idea by and see if it has any worth or if I'm just being too over protective as my boys are telling me. We have a very nice coop, thanks to PurpleChicken, that we had to do some minor changes to in order to fit the designated spot and the run is almost done...so the chicks are 6 weeks old and need to get out of the dog crate. I want to make sure we haven't missed any week spots and put a dish of cat food out in the coop/run overnight to see if any animals are able to get in and eat it before we put the chickens in there...so what do you think?