I'm new to the forum and to chickens, but very excited about both! I fell in love with chickens after first being aggravated with a barn my former horse was at, but later fell in love with a black OEG rooster that stole my heart! I acquired but later lost him to a possum which was later taken care of. After various other attacks/illnesses I now have 2 RIR hens, 2 dark Brahma hens, a Barred Rock hen, 1 Leghorn/Barred Rock cross hen, 2 Americauna hens, 1 blue OEG rooster, 1 silver duckwing OEG rooster, 2 white-tailed white Japanese bantams (rooster and hen), 2 mottled Japanese Bantams (rooster and hen), 3 black Japanese Bantams (2 roosters, 1 hen), and 3 black-tailed Japanese bantams (1 rooster, 2 hens). All of my chickens are locked up at night but let out in a pasture by day. I have a very smart raccoon that won't be trapped, still looking for suggestions there since it got my favorite RIR hen! Suggestions, please? Direct me to a thread? BTW, I tried to join the BYC Chat...is it not working? Thanks!