Ok so I posted in my random rambling about heifer international and their giving a flock of chicks gift. Well I want to do that but I also want to give one myself to someone local. I mentioned to my husband and I already have someone. They would love to have some but they are severely short of funds right now. 1 kid and another on the way and he is trying to figure out how to majorly cut the grocery bill with hunting. I had mentioned several months ago I would help them get started with chicks but my husband never got back to me. Today he tells me they were interested but just didn't have the money to get a coop built. Sooo I need ideas for a smallish coop for probably3 to 4 hens and maybe a roo( room to grow into would be great too if we can afford it). I have a pair of young BO's and a BR rooster that are inseperable and they just started laying regularly. I think they would be perfect starters for them. The roo is super protective also so since they would free range I think that would do well. He also is good around the little ones. They have 10 acres out in the middle of nowhere so space would not be a bit issue. I would think that would be a pretty easy number of birds to feed and would provide enough eggs for their family. Now I just need to come up with a coop my husband can build, load up on the truck and deliver, all without breaking our bank also. lol So ideas anyone? maybe a plan where it can be expanded easily later?