Hey everyone, I am not exactly new to raising chickens. but then again, I am not really a seasoned pro either. this is my 4th year rasing chickens. right now I have about 15 white leghorns, and 5 rhode island reds. I also have a couple of geese, 5 ducks, 3 dogs, and 5 cats. eventually I plan on getting some goats, maybe a miniature cow or two. and of course, lots more chickens. I want to turn this place into a working ranch for kids with disabilities. but that is later on down the road. anywho, I found this forum via a random google search. it seems like such an awsome place, I am really looking foward to reading everything, and getting an idea of what is what. I am really interested in anything I can do to do to make my feathered freinds more comfortable. I really liked the home made incubators I saw on one of the pages. and of course I am always interested in predator control. anyways, enough rambling. thanks for creating this place, I am off to read! take care!