So I want to breed and show cochins, Step #1 Contact a Breeder I've done is contacted Bo Garrett to see if he has any chicks or eggs for sale. Step #2 Build a breeding coop This is where my dad is having issues, he doesn't understand that in order to have a successful career/business/operation I need a separate coop in which to keep the Cochins so they aren't with my free ranging birds. My chickens aren't spoiled whatsoever, they don't need a fancy coop or anything, so I wouldn't need a fancy coop to keep them in. I've designed something myself which is a 16x16 coop divided into 4 sections. I would pay for all the materials myself. Step #3 Convince my dad that i want to be a poultry breeder My dad does not understand that i feel that poultry is my calling, whenever i even mention a second coop he either ignores me or laughs. He doesn't understand that i need certain things in order to have my poultry business be a success. So i need help on how to convince him that it's what i really want to do in life.