Hi! My family is going to be moving to a new house that is on 7 acres of land and I saw this as a great opportunity to finally get some chickens, something I have always wanted to do. I was wondering if there are any rules of thumb or guidelines when it comes to chicken coops? I also am unsure of how much space I should fence off for the chickens? Finally, are there any precautions I need to take in order to protect them from hawks or other predatory birds? Any other advice is much appreciated as well!