My husband and I bought 40 acres of farm/forest land in the hills between Coos Bay and Roseburg. We currently have Easter Eggers, Black Australorp, Salmon Faverolle, Polish X, Porcelain D'uccle, and my favorite Silkies. Our biggest problem has been bobcats and raccoons! We have given up on turkeys, guineas, ducks, and geese and just have concentrated on trying to keep our chickens safe. I am looking forward to reading posts about these breeds and also interested in more natural food sources. We try to free range our birds when we are home and they are kept in runs off of the coop when we leave the property. Our dogs and llamas help with the predators but when we leave for town the predators seem to know and strike. So for the times the girls are locked up I would like a better alternative to the processed feed.