I live in a rural area in deep southwest Arkansas (20 miles from Louisiana), and I have been thinking about raising a few chickens mainly for fun and a few extra eggs. My kids would like it too, but I don't know how many chickens I would need to profit from the venture (I'm afraid feed and water will cost more than what benefit I would get from the eggs). I do think it would be a good thing to have even for the pleasure of it. We do have raccoons, possums, foxes, coyotes, and a few other predators, so I would want a pin that was secure. I came across this video, and thought that it was helpful (I am no master carpenter!).