Ive been browing BYC every now and then, and finally decided to make an account. I currently have two active coops, one at my house and the other on a 10 acre section of land about half an hour away from the house. Coop at home is a store bought coop from tractor supply currently housing 5 (originally 11 bought in October) rhode island reds. The other coop is made from 2 10x10 chain link dog cages with chicken wire on the bottom four feet, and a net over the top. This houses 4 white ducks (not sure the breed, purchased from good ole tractor supply as chicks), 3 laying rhode island red laying hens, 1 RIR rooster, 6 laying white hens (also unsure of the breed), and 2 white roosters. I purchased, carelessly, 10 americauna and 15 barred rock chicks from hoovers hatchery, and vaccinated from the hatchery. They arrived the second week of november and as of january 25th, they have all died. Some were killed by our cat, and some were killed by raccoons, one night it rained heavily which shorted the heat lamp, and that was the night the last three died. I also purchased 11 from a large fair near me, which were not vaccinated and 5 of those are left. Are these survival rates typical? Please ask me any questions you have or give suggestions!