My name is kevin D. I live in Gilbert AZ. I live on 2 acres of land. We flood irrigate every 3 weeks and my chicken absolutely love it! We usually have about 50 free range chickens. Right now we have our spring chick coming around, soon we will butcher our older hens. Our hens live to be around 4 years before we butcher them. I do have a question, tho. I seem to can't keep the doves out of my coop. I don't want to cage my girls in, I like the free range eggs and I have a chicken door. Its 16 inches tall and 12 inches wide. Any suggestions? If I put up a screen my girls will lay their eggs outside, and I cant have that, our heat, here outside, will cook them in a couple of hours. It's getting to the point, I'm getting angry mad as I walk up to my coop and see 20 doves inside feasting on my dime. Would love some help, the plastic owls are a joke. I need real help. I so glad I found this forum, thanks for accepting me as a member.