Update since my last post: lost my Red to my rescue pit bull, after 6 mo in harmony without any sense he even knew they were there he decided ,he's a dog they are chickens. Sad but I should not have let them alone for long periods without watching. On the positive side my 7mo old Blk. Austros laid 3 eggs last night, not sure if the addition of light 14 hrs was a factor but I'm very excited. Thanks for all the helpful responses to my previous posts.