Hi All,my name is Jack and I am 67 years old. I live in North Florida and I have had my Rhode Island Reds for 2 years now. They are very spoiled and they follow me when I free range them. I just got 2 more hens and a rooster today. He is a handsome fellow but he is kind of aggressive to my Rhode Island Reds. I have a total of 6 hens and one rooster. I enjoy my chickens a lot. When I open my front door my girls come running to the fence to see me. I have the rooster in confinement right now until I slowly introduce him to the hens. I am not sure if I am doing the right thing so I would be glad to hear comments from all. I think this is the amount I am going to stay with until I see how things go. I keep the hens in a pen that is covered with deer netting to keep the hawks from getting them. I am going to build a chicken coop before winter comes, I will be looking at plans from this site.