I've been reading and enjoy your forum so I thought it was high time I registered and introduced myself. I do not yet have chickens but have a stack of drawings I've made for a 4x8 coop with a 10x10 run. We plan to build it over the next month and get pullet chicks in March/April/May (whenever the hatchery can fill my order). I live in middle TN and have a 20-acre homestead just begging for farm animals to come live here so we thought we'd start with chickens. We have a big spaniel (no hunting for him and he sits and watches the turkeys and deer that pass through so I'm hoping he isn't a problem) and a cat (someone's dump & run pet -- she lives outdoors with a shelter and she's a very friendly cat but also a hunter -- she worries me a bit as I've seen her take down a squirrel...) I'm bound to have a million questions so I'm thanking everyone in advance for tolerating my ignorance and sharing their wealth of experience.