It is with a sad heart I must give up my chickens. With all the raccoons and opossums getting in, I am having to shoot too many of them. I'm getting far too good at it. I have lost half the flock so far to predators. I guess now the grand kids can play in the side yard. My remaining birds are going out to my mother in laws to join her 100 birds. So they should be happy. Plus they will have a rooster or two to get to know. Thanks a million for all the great advice and support. Signed, Defeated.