Happy Happy Joy Joy I finally have the property I've always wanted. This spring is the push to get the sustainable farming venture up and running. There's so many things I want to do but Im trying to refraining from starting it all at once and give myself time to do everything right. I have some questions about housing and was hoping you all could provide some advice. This spring I will be getting ducks and chickens. However in the future I plan on raising guineas and turkeys as well. I know that the turkeys should be housed separately but what about guineas? The ducks will also have their own area. I already posted on the duck page asking help with that housing. I plan on keeping 10-15 laying hens. Next spring I would like to hatch out some chicks from the stock I get this year. Also next spring I am hoping to raise around 25+/- meat chickens. I'm trying to plan my coop based off of future needs not just what I need this year. Do you recommend housing the meat chickens with the layers? Or separate coops for each? Also how much space should a coop housing 10-15 chickens be (in your opinions) I will be letting them out each day to range around so also how big of a run should I include? Next question would be where to put it. The majority of my property is wooded and has multiple creeks through it and a pond. There is about 1.5 acres of cleared space around the house though the majority of it will be taken up by gardens etc. There is a spot down the driveway a bit that is cleared that could be used for chicken area or I could put it in the woods closer to the house? Any suggestions? Also because it's all creek bottom the ground stays fairly wet. Will this be a problem? and if so any suggestions? Thank you!