Hi All, I don't have chickens yet, but my sister-in-law does and we'll be living next-door for part of the year from now on so I thought I'd better learn to help (since I'm hoping to benefit with eggs!). She has chickens, ducks and guinea fowl that I know of. Oh yeah, we'll be in India. Think hot (hot!) and humid... The compound is nearly 2 acres and the flock is allowed to move freely all over the compound all day. I believe they are contained for each night. Anyway, I am looking forward to benefitting from all your greater experiences, so,that if I am left "in charge" for a while in the future, I don't blow it!