I've always loved chickens, I think they are very interesting to watch and I love fresh eggs vs store bought eggs. Right now I do not have any chickens, but this spring I am hoping to get me a coop set up and get a few hens. My main problem is going to be keeping my dogs out of it. I want to put the coop in the backyard, which is fenced, so that will keep predators out. In this area I think that would be raccoons, opossums and predatory birds? Please someone correct me if I am wrong lol I did have a few questions. If I get like two or three hens, I'd like to get a rooster. But if I get a rooster will ALL the eggs be fertilized or could I still get eggs to eat? Sorry if that's a stupid question lol Clipping wings? Yes or no? I am wanting to make my run essentially out of two dog kennels (so it will be 10'x20') but I don't want the bird flying out...so I thought maybe clip the wings? A little about me: I am 33 years old, my name is Kia and I am a full time Advertising and Graphic Design student. I have three dogs; an American pit bull terrier named Samson, a miniature schnauzer named Daphne and a Doberman named Ebby.