Greetings all. I'm recently retired, like to garden, and love fresh eggs. My city council, in Plymouth MN , has just completed a study session and it appears they will adopt an ordinance allowing backyard chickens this spring. I discovered your site while researching what kind of coop I should build and which type of chickens I should acquire. My home sits on 2/3 of an acre and I neighbor city owned "open space" property. I think chickens will love it here but I need to be cautious about the raccoons, foxes, possums, and other predators that also live close by. I'm thinking about an 8' x 8' coop with an 8' x 20' run; and eight hens (2 RI Red, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Plymouth Rock, and 2 Ameraucana). I'm excited to get started.