Well I just wrote a really long post and then it said I wasn't logged in so it deleted it. But long story short here !! I am moving to a new home in Northern Indiana... with 10 acres. I am new to birds in general... but been reading on here for quite some time. And I think I have a solid game plan.. Just looking for tips or advice that I am over looking. My goal is to have brown eggs daily.... and have help with insect control on my property. I am thinking 5 rhode island reds and 5-10 guinea fowl. Will the guinea be enough for protection if I free range the birds? Or should I get a rooster also?? My plan is to get pullets have a chicken coop with a run & nesting boxes house them in there for 2-4wks so they establish a home. And then free range them from then on. Locking them up at night I will be near lots of night time predators. Just wondering if you guys think this is a good plan? To ambitious for a beginner?? Should I diversify my flock??? Should l get a rooster??? a peacock? goose??? Don't want my birds to be dinner for any critters. Thanks for any tips!!! Looking forward to reading and learning more.