Hi, I'm thinking of getting a few hen's since I miss having fresh eggs (had some a couple years ago, but we had to move and they would have been too stressed (long drive+100 degree weather). My questions: 1. What are the best breeds for South Texas? It gets into the 100s in the summer and can get as low as 15 in the winter. We also get very little rain. 2 What would be the best hutch design? We have predators (coyotes, raccons, hawks,and domestic cats). Is there a certain brand that's good or should it be home made? 3. What would the best grain/scratch be? Is Purina or Producer's Pride (Tractor Supply's brand) good? 4. What medicine's/wormers/supplements will they need? 5. Most importantly, where is the best place to get chickens? Feed Store (Tractor Supply), Craigslist, or mail order?