Hello Everyone! We are new to the possibility of raising chickens--next Spring we want to add eggs (and possibly whole chickens) to our successful CSA here in SW Wisconsin. We have a little over an acre that is an old fenced pasture. The pasture is away from our house, and we definitely want free range chickens. We will line the inside of the fence with chicken wire, and expect to eliminate/reduce raccoons with an electrified fence, 2 strands along the outside, that will be energized at night. Because of our almost three acres of good veggies we have attracted many hundreds of mice, three types. One type may actually be a vole. We 'control' them with trapping, housing for a barn owl, and the many feral cats that have found our property. The chickens-to-be will have a low overhead shelter where I expect they will roost for the night. This should eliminate problems with the barn owls. I think we have an effective solution for the raccoons. What experience does anyone have with feral cats? Thanks in advance!