I'm back in the chicken world! We had chickens 20 years ago, but gave them to a friend in the country when we moved. Several years ago I mentioned that I might want to get chickens again. My husband gave me a chicken coop for Christmas that year. Well, he didn't get it put together until this past summer. So in August I acquired three sex link hens from a local farmer. I have already had to deal with sick hens, one didn't make it, so I'm down to two hens. We've had opossums in the chicken run. I set a trap, but caught a raccoon instead. I used to let them free range if was home, but I recently spotted a chicken hawk hanging around. My biggest dilemma so far has been dealing with an egg bound chicken. The egg broke inside of her. That was over a week ago. She's not 100% yet, but I'm hopeful that she'll get there. I'm happy to have chickens again and am thankful for the BYC community.