Hi all! I'm living in NW AZ off the grid on 80 acres. I'm also a retired BBQ restaurant owner, and am full of tips on the subject. I've closed the restaurant, and have decided to get back into chickens for the third time. I'm not a noob, but still consider myself a novice. We had no internet the first times, and went by book or words of advice. This time I'm going to take it a bit more seriously. The coop has been rebuilt after sitting for 8 years, and a whole new run is fenced and in place. I'm probably going to take a whack at the free range thing this time. Sunday morning we will be picking up 8-10 ladies and one of those crowing things, at approx 8 weeks old. I love forums and posting pics, so beware!