Hello. We just moved to Pennsylvania from Texas and are preparing to keep chickens. Our 9 year old son is the instigator here! He has wanted chickens forever. My parents and my in-laws keep chickens (or have) and he has always loved spending time with the chickens, so for his 9th birthday we began preparing a place to keep a few. We will be getting hens that are already started and ready to go in the coop and have been clearing out a fenced area that was originally used for ostriches. We are hoping to learn more about keeping chickens in a cold weather area as well as keeping the chickens safe from predators.