Hey everybody, I am new but not so new. I had an account with an old email I no longer use and forgot all of the log in info here. It is alright because I haven't been on in a while and maybe posted half a dozen times. My info- I am a military Vet in my 30's. Married with a 7mo boy. I work full time at an Aubuchon Hardware Store. I own a new to me home far enough from neighbors that a rooster shouldn't make any issues. As of today I increased my flock by 4 and am back up in double digits at 10 birds. One addition is a gorgeous NH Roo that I am very excited to have! I have been ravaged by fisher cats, fox and raccoons and am hoping to get into a trapping course next year and start reducing issues with them. The day I saw a raccoon had ripped out staples and rolled up some wire is the day I gave up on thinking metal around a coop could stop them. I have raised chickens for about 3.5 years. From day olds to started pullets. I have harvested a few but really don't like the killing part. Breeds- RIR(severely diluted but they were my first so I didn't know better) Welsummer, Colombian Wyandotte, GLW, SLW, BLRW. Mostly from Mt. Healthy hatchery, the rest from local breeders. Plans- Work part time and expand at home to be able to sell live chickens, eggs and veggies out front of my house and at a farmers market. This plan may take 1 year or may take 50! Either way I will get there!