Hey guys. Name is Andrew. I'm here to brainstorm. I'm a city slicker wanna be homesteader that likes to acquire as many skills as I can and am addicted to gleaning information from as many people doing the same thing as me possible. One of those skills involves animal husbandry. I'm not new to chickens but there is always room for novel nuggets of wisdom and I hope I can extract some from you all and also share my own experience with different topics. I've been a creeper on BYC but never bothered joining. I just decided to right now randomly lol I've tried a few heritage breed birds. The Bielefelder, Cornish Cross, Rhode Island Red and now Icelandics. I love the Icelandics and have had them for 5 years now. I completely free range on 50 acres of land. I've found them to be a wiley breed with an 8 foot vertical and are very good at predator evasion. I select for about 20% broody when I breed them. They hatch out chicks very well and they defy certain advice that says to not have them in a mobile coop during hatch out. I can move the coop everyday and they still hatch out the babies fine. I built the Eliot Coleman style " Chickshaw " rickshaw style mobile coop. In the winter I have them in a 12 by 20 greenhouse I built from salvaged metal roofing and solexx. I just bought stock chain link fence posts and made a frame. I dug a drainage trench around it so I could leave it bare dirt because it works well with the deep litter method I use. Works like a charm. Anyway that's all I can think of to say right now.