Hey all you chicken goers out there. I got my first chickens this spring and have been reading a lot on here to answer all my questions. Seems like every time i do a google search it brings me back here. So i decided to join. First off about my flock, i started with 6 chicks from tractor supply. I lost 2 to a dog spooking them through the chicken tractor i built. I work a lot and as they got a few weeks older i bought 8 white leghorns from the local feed store. On July 4th this year a mamma bear and her cub broke into the coop that i threw together in a day(it was made cheap and not sturdy). I lost 2 white leghorns that night. Then a few weeks later something caught another whitey. I now have a 25 mile 1J fence up, so far no more losses. Both my bramah bantams turned out to be roos. Now that the whiteys are older, 4 of the 5 left are roos, so i guess my wife and i will have some good suppers coming up. I have purchased 5 more rhode island reds and one golden... they are doing good so far, still not laying though. Look forward to learning more. I will be building a better coop soon, pictures when im in progress.