hi everyone , my family and I have our first flock of 6 chickens. I've always wanted chickens and 4 weeks ago my dream came true. We bought a coop from urban farmers online which was rated up to 6 chickens but once we put it together it seems to small for my girls . I do plan on letting them free range as much as I can, but we live in the woods and we have a hawk that lives in one of our trees . So he /she is my biggest fear . I am learning as I go and I'm reading a whole lot. So if anyone has any Input or any advice. My one question is do people use sand or straw in their runs? I have duet know and it's been really rainy so it's really messy. So I have read people switching to sand because it's easy to clean and it drys quick.