Hi, my name is Harry from Hesperia, California. A few months back, some of my next door neighbor's chickens kept migrating to my backyard that he had to come by to get them. He ended up selling those runaway chickens to me. As I didn't have a chicken coop built in my yard yet, I just let them free-ranging around my acre property. Then one morning when I got out to go feed the chickens, I was shocked to find all of them (4) lying dead on the ground. It was a very sad scene, I can't even describe how graphic their conditions were. Apparently, some predator came the night before to attack my poor chickens. After that horrible experience, I decided to build a chicken coop. My good neighbor sold me some of his chickens and gave some for free. I now have a total of eight chickens and looking forward to add more. I built a 10' X 12' coop with a 16' X 25' run. Hope to learn more about chickens here and to successfully raise them for eggs and meat as I am a total beginner. I will be posting some photos when I get to them.