I've been lurking on this site for years, dreaming of getting some chickens. We built a chicken tractor and bought one chicken, then two chicks, then built an identical tractor for our guinea pig.(who got on well with the chicks but not the older chicken) That lasted all of two weeks. Yesterday we came home to two piles of feathers(chicks), one dead Rosie and one dead guinea pig. Dogs. I was prepared for hawks, owls, raccoons but who'da thunk that two little lost doggies would wipe everything out in one day? So now, I'm a little hesitant to start over, it'll take some time, but we've been bitten by the chicken bug!