Hi everyone, Have been reading threads for about a year now (ever since we got chickens) and decided it would be nice to respond once in a while so decided to finally join. Really enjoy byc and the people here … such a good learning experience and interesting topics. We live on one acre and have 5 “RIR” production chickens from the local farm store, a roo and 4 hens. DH built them a tractor coop, with a slide in run on each side. Have had them parked in one place over the winter though. Used to be other roosters in the neighborhood but think hawks got them all. Hawks used to circle over our yard all the time but seem to just come back occasionally now to see if they can get access to them – they can’t. It is fun to have chickens, they are quite entertaining, and nice to have fresh eggs. Probably won’t post pictures for at least a week because will need someone to help me do that. Looking forward to being a member as this is my favorite website.