Hi all, My husband and I are originally from the big city in Florida, lived there our entire lives, transplanted to East Tennessee 3 years ago, and what a culture shock it was in the beginning! We're just now starting to get comfortable with country life, and thinking about getting some chickens and maybe a duck. I've been reading alot about it but I still have few questions and I thought you folks would be able to help. Please bear with my ignorance as I truly am still a "city girl", as my co-workers call me. *We have 2 puppies and 2 adult cats, how do I keep them from making popcorn chicken snacks out of them? *What breed would be the best for egg-laying and to keep as friendly pets (that will not willingly become popcorn chicken snacks to my cats and dogs)? *When you have "free-range" chickens and you let them out of the coop in the day, how do you get them back into it at night, or do they go in willingly? *Do I have to do anything special to keep them warm in the winter? *Can they eat produce scraps and if so, do I need to supplement it with anything (I'm a produce manager so I have tons of these at my disposal) *If I get a duck, do they get along with chickens and if so, could they live in the coop together? Anything else you folks think I should know would be so greatly appreciated.