This is first post! Ok, so I tried raising chickens about two years ago and had to rehome them (Went to a family member w/ 20+ Chickens) I still can see them so I know they are fine! I am very interested in some Red Stars and Black Stars (That's what I had last time and they would run up to you and jump up and down). I live in Texas so weather is unpredictable! I tried raising them last year coons and dogs got them. So I have a chain link cage, chicken fence and wood will be placed on the bottom. The chicks will be kept inside until I think they are ready. When we are at work they will be penned until I get off and then free ranged the rest of the day. Then I will free range them all day once the dogs get used to them. Is that fine? I am open to any suggestions! Thank you in advance!