I have been devouring the BYC articles and threads for a few weeks now time to join! A year ago my family bought a rural property in Paraguay and with came chickens, coop, runs and 2 fenced free range paddocks of about an acre or more each. The existing hens and rooster have been teaching how to do things the way they are used to! I've let a couple of broody hens raise chicks (learnt about hawks, getting eggs mixed up and separation gates being left open to main coop so lost a few babies). Now I am slowly expanding the flock to have layers, meat birds and turkeys in separate areas, some with alternative free range days among a couple of cows and donkeys (also inherited!). The information from this forum is invaluable as I have language limitations and simply cannot buy a lot of stuff recommended eg limited options for feed and no ACV. I have also learnt I suffer from chicken math but that is partially controlled by the extra work it I find creates for me!