I am so new to chickens, I haven't even gotten my chicks yet! Looking forward to getting started, probably with Ameracaunas and/or easter eggers. My concerns are the Texas weather and predators, currently perusing the threads... I found out about BYC while I was cruising for tractor designs, as I want to keep them on fresh forage. I have ZERO experience with chickens, and not much more with building. We have recently moved onto our acreage, so I need to get on the ball. Reading was always my favorite hobby, but I have little time these days. My 18 yo son is going to school in Utah, and my 4 yo and 2 yo daughters are currently wreaking havoc throughout Central Texas.