Hi everyone. Nice to meet you all. I'm from NY but lived here in Northern Louisiana for the last 11 yrs. Country style setting in a small town south of Shreveport. I started out with 6 Rhode Island Reds about 2 yrs ago. I now have 3 left. Predators got 2 of my babies ( I think it was a neighbors dog) and 1 was found dead in the coop. The rest don't free range now unless I stay out there and watch them like they are toddlers. That's all for now.