Hi and thanks for letting me a part of your group. I can explain my title "Third times a winner", I guess I should add "I hope". Two other times at trying to raise chickens resulted in mysterious disappearing flocks, sometimes overnight. So this time I took the time and built a coop with tin around the bottom up 24 inches and another 4 ft of chain link fence above that. We also have a Great Pyrenees that has already developed an interest in protecting the flock. I think now my chickens are a little bit more protected. My wife and I are both retired, so looking for a pleasing pastime, which we have found in chickens. Looking forward to learning much more from others on this site. We're located in central Texas, getting ready for the Texas summer heat.