Hello all! I stumbled across this site a couple weeks ago. Love it! I am 30 and have grown up around/with flightless feathered friends (and some that could fly). My parents got a pair of white rocks(I think) when I was about 5 or so yrs old, and after 4-h, I got even more involved in chickens. I built a pretty decent coop for my parents a few years back that seemed fairly impervious to the really harmful predators, but still had probs with mice and snakes. Since I got married and moved to a different town a few months ago, I thought I would be done with chickens (at least for awhile). Well, about 2 or 3 days before I found this site, I was working outside and noticed a RIR rooster wandering thru the yard. I didn't think too much about it since he wandered straight across the road and into the thicket across from the house. Fast forward a couple of hours and I hear my wife's grandparents yelling at their husky. (we live a field away from them) The poor guy had wandered into Skip's line of sight and had become an impromptu play toy being tossed into the air and chewed on. _ bolted to the rescue, giving the dog a swift kick and swooping up the rooster. He wasn't too bad off. Just a couple of wounds I had to dress. I pt him in a covered pen we have in the backyard for a declawed cat. My wife liked him, and since I have picked up a plymouth rock hen for a mate. Currently in the process of building a garden shed behind the house. Looks like it'll have a built in coop as well.