Well, we bought chicks in April...they were getting so funny looking with all their feathers starting to come in. We have been keeping them in the garage while we build the coop and run....but while they were outside with my son this week, the neighbors' husky ran into our yard and killed two of them. It was so sad. My son tried running him off, but couldn't save them. He thought it had gotten 3 of them, but I found one hiding in the grass. The dog came back into the yard and I was so mad I grabbed some river rocks and threw them at him....only one hit him...but it just so happened that the neighbor dad was here trying to catch the dog to take him home...and there I am pelting him with rocks. Oh well, if I'd felt sorry I would have apologized. Then a few hours later, two huge coons got into the cats' cage! So I slammed the door on them. I thought I could trap them in there for a few days and teach them a lesson so they wouldn't come back, but they chewed the wood and broke the chicken wire and escaped. So I have no idea how to keep these chickens safe from all these killers in my yard. boo hoo. I am feeling pretty sorry for my son and I.