I live in Florida in the middle of the woods, I am retired and decided to try my hand at rasing chickens for eggs. I am building a chicken coop and fencing it in so the chickens will be safe and secure. We bought 8 chickens, 4 different types and I think they have grown some already. I join up in hopes of learning how to care for the critters. I might have gone a little over board building the coop and what I have planed for the compond around the coop, several friends have accused me of buildiing a scale down version of gitmo. In the short time I have lived in the woods I have discovered that racoons are excellent burglers and very smart.