We had free-range chickens on our acreage in NW Illinois but the winters were just too long and cold and we made the mistake of thinking we could grow and sell organic chickens and eggs. Well, if we had been close to the Chicago area, that would have been possible but not in the middle of nowhere where no one cares if a chicken or egg is organic or free range. So we sold them. Now, we would love to have chickens again just for our own use and enjoyment. We are checking out coop plans and want to build something on wheels so it can easily be moved around the land and gardens for fertility. We have electric fencing to fence off large areas when needed but we want them to free-range. We are thinking we want around 10 hens and a roo for protection - BUT, I want a rooster that is docile. I actually never had docile roosters but maybe we just had the wrong breeds. They were scary dudes!!! We are retired and would love to get to know chicken people near us. We are north of Adamsville.