Hello, I'm MistyH! I'm getting my very first flock in June and am so excited! I hope to hear from as many of you as care to give me tips and I hope to be helpful as well, here on BYC! My flock will start small, with 1 rooster and 2 hens of a breed that lays tiny eggs. I intend to have a flock of 12 hens and 1 rooster as my ideal size, but am not sure if that will be too much or too little. I'm feeding eggs and meat to a family of 30 spanning 3 generations! I have all the material I need to make a stationary coop that's 5'W x 4'D x 3'H. Totaling 60 cubic feet (I think) I hope that's enough for a flock of 13, plus chicks. The Run I have materials for 5'W x 11'D x 6'H, Please, if you read this and find my measurements would be small or odd, say so! I don't want to do this wrong! Glad to meet all of you!