Hello everyone! I am new to BYC but not to chicken raising, Have had chickens for years and took a break for about 10 years now back in it full force! I currently have 26 Rhoad Island reds laying daily, UGGGHHHH!!!! I am seeing eggs in my sleep! lol I hail from the great state of New Hampshire and do not allow chickens to free range, mainly because of predators in my area. A friend of mine decided to build me a chicken coop, Thanks Alex! But............ Not big enough, sigh! I am currently building a much larger coop, pictures later. I got some great ideas here, such a fantastic resource BYC I live with my girlfriend and her two children, I have two of my own living here as well, but I guess i cant count because there are 6 kids living here? hmmmm Oh ya! i did only start with 24 chickens but 2 appeared out of nowhere? again the counting thing. I have 3 dogs, ( I think), they love going to the coop with me every morning to check on things. I am looking for a good resource for cartons, they can be expensive. Anyways, lets see, oh hobbies, ummmm got a 28 ft bayliner boat that we try and spend a lot of time on, can be fun. other than the boat and chickens (and cleaning,cooking,yard work,building, working, ect......) is our hobbies. So you all might see me on a bit around BYC seems like a great, fun place to hang out. Thanks for having me!!!!!