I live in a city that doesn't allow roosters, but I'd really like to start a small breeding flock. I cannot move at this time but have found a few acres for lease 30 minutes away. I have a few friends who are also interested, so we could divide up the daily visits. Oh, and it's really cheap. The area is nice, with houses over 500K around - and chickens are legal! Is this an awful idea? Are the chickens likely to get eaten, stolen, etc? We'd build very secure runs/coops, probably dead bolt them and put up electric fencing. There are utilities at the street, so we'd have to haul in water. We plan on keeping this VERY small scaled, with maybe 3 small breeding flocks. Does anyone else lease land, and not live on it? Any advice is appreciated!