I was thinking that some (not all) of my issues have a lot to do with my environment. For instance I live in an urban area with rush hour traffic right in front of my house. My chickens really need to be restrained or they might decided to cross the street and that would be a big mistake. Some else on the forum might have questions about big flocks of 25 or more in a rural area. Those in the urban area really can not relate to some of the isssues they might have. If there was one thread just for 2-20 birds in urban settings and 20 -50 in the burbs and 50-up for rural. You know what I mean >>>> having 4 hens on an apartment roof top is so different than 100 birds on a farm in in Alabama. Most topics like sick chicks could stay the same.