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Aunt Angus
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Location:
Sacramento County, CA
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Teacher
    1. Cluckingham Palace-MI
      Cluckingham Palace-MI
      I just wanted to send a message along to you. I read through your post about advice on starting your flock and what size coop. I did all the same research and reading that you did and started with a small coop for my first flock. It was 4.5' x 8' and I had 16 hens in there. My run was only 10'x10'. This was plenty for them. They got to free range most afternoons and weekends.
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      3. Aunt Angus
        Aunt Angus
        Thanks for this. I am struggling with building the thing now. It's a big project for little ol' me in this heat. There is just SO MUCH info out there and everyone has an opinion that they are certain is absolute.
        Aug 14, 2018 at 4:45 PM
      4. Aunt Angus
        Aunt Angus
        I figure 32 sq ft for 4 hens is plenty. Shoot, that's more than my students get in my classroom (I teach HS). My chicks arrive this week. My brooder is ready and waiting, but I'd like to get the little darlings out ASAP. The weather here in California is perfect for that right now.
        Aug 14, 2018 at 4:45 PM
      5. Aunt Angus
        Aunt Angus
        Now if I could just get my stinkin' floor to square up, I'd be in business...

        THANK YOU!!!! I feel loads better.
        Aug 14, 2018 at 4:45 PM
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    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Sacramento County, CA
    Occupation:
    Teacher
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    I'm interested in starting a flock and need education and advice!

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