Living in the mountains of North Carolina in a small town. My husband and I are retired. I saw the baby chicks in the hardware store early March.. I came home and read everything on the computer I could find about raising chicks, building pen and house. I also brought home Backyard Poultry magazine. Next week brought home 4 baby chicks: 2 Golden Comets and 2 Silverlaced Wyandottes. Everything went fine as I was raising them in the house. Building the pen wasn't as easy as I expected. We had to hire help. Now after 2 predators and losing 2 of my chickens I am determined not to lose anymore. The pen is safer. I'm rasing these girls in the pen and yard. I need experienced information that I will get from all your wisdom. Looking forward to learning more.