We would like to add some chickens to our place, for the eggs. We have 3 acres, all fenced and cross fenced with chain link. We do have a chicken coop, but it has not been used in 25+ years I think, and I would not go in there, due to a large number of black widows on the property. I was thinking of setting something else up, back with the horses. I think this is the time of year to raise chickens. And my whelping box is still up, complete with heat lamp and shavings, I think this would make a decent thingy that they stay in while they grow feathers? Anyways, ANYONE with experience? I've found some websites, and am doing some reading, but I find practical experience is just much easier to follow.