Hi friends! My name is Heather and I grew up in the middle of nowhereland Alabama raising free range chickens. I am now grown, married, have a baby and live batches of chickens since I built my coop. I have been alarmed at the number of coyotes here, one of which literally walked up and grabbed one of my babies when I was less than 10 feet away. I have learned that I just needed to keep them contained in a large run and that growing up with chickens is not as helpful as I thought when living in a different zip code. I am now experiencing a whole new realm of issues like broody hens (what the?!?), cleaning coops (when I say we had free range chickens, I mean it), buying feed rather than making my own (I have a baby now...I will eventually get there I suppose), and growing so attached to my chickies that I simply cannot butcher them as we did when I was a child (can I hear an amen?). I love this resource and have used it many times. I have a super broody hen who is to the point of being unhealthy and finally decided to make my relationship with backyard chickens official!