Yeah I opted for chickens too. Got them last Wednesday. Got started on my coop this weekend. Got most of the coop framed up and should be done with it this weekend. Then just need to build the run. They should be ready to go in the coop in the middle of May.
That wire ain’t gonna work in south ga. Coon or possum will pull them heads right off through that wire.
I had a rooster that I had to use live animal trap to catch. Caught him one night and they picked him clean by next morning. I mean nothing but bones left.