We're building a fairly large, walk in shed type coop. Around 8x10. We already have a large pad poured outside in a shady corner of our yard that this can sit on. Although, we'll elevate it some.
We may put up a temporary divider wall so we can put them in one coop but wait to introduce them. (We're still trying to figure that part out.) Were getting some ready to lay, which will most likely go straight into the coop (mid April is our pick up time.)
The chicks though will be in out basement brooder for a while though...I think? I havent really figured out how/when we're going to introduce the hens to the chicks. The end goal is going to be to have them all together. I do realize though that it could take some time to do that safely. Thoughts?
Oh yes, and we do have heat lamps