New here from the State of texas. I am currently without chickens after a coyote took the great pleasure of killing everyone of my chickens in a two night rampage with me trying to catch the varment in action. The Coyote has got to be by far the most intelligent flexible predator in west Texas. This one took advantage of a empty horse pen next to my coop and dug under wire the first time and found a corner where wire was pushed away from post the second night.So, I am now relocating my coop soon to put new girls in a new coop in the backyard. Anyway glad i found ya'll for the wealth of information located in these pages. I will be picking your brains from tome to time and appreciate this ahead of time. Happier days ahead for my new l'il chicken adventure. I miss my l'il girls the pain is still fresh.