Hello, we are VERY rural in northern CA. We have an old barred rock and a bantam BB red OEG rooster, 25 head cattle (or so), 1 horse, 2 cats, 1 dog, and lots of wildlife. I have been researching chicken breeds and google keeps referencing this site, so thought I'd join up. I am not new to chicken ownership, but only have the 2 right now because of the great coon masacre. I was also tired of stepping in the you-know-what of free-range chickens. But, I'm tired of commercial eggs and we all love chickens, sooo I'm going for it again and will build better enclosuresI am looking forward to reading posts and communicating with other chicken enthusiasts.