I just bought a house on 2acres back in October and now I have been planning for spring. I have had 6 laying hens for about a year now, got them as chicks last spring. But I've ordered a lot more chicks and I'm going to need a much bigger coop to house them all. In all I will have a total of 33 hens and 1 rooster. Now here's my plan. Because I have 2 acres I want to create a paddock system I can rotate them on so that the grass can recoup for 3-4 weeks after each feeding. That way I don't end up with 2 acres of grassless dirt, and sh** all over everything in my yard.) I raise my current chickens organically and will raise this year's chicks organically as well. I plan to harvest about 10 or 12 of them for meat when they reach the right size, but the rest will remain for laying. So the way I want to design this is to put the coop in the middle of the backyard with a small run surrounding the coop with four doors on it. One door opening to each paddock. So here are my questions. How big should I make this coop? I want it to be nice and roomy as the while point of doing this is to avoid the modern factory-farming style methods. While the chickens sleep on their perches, I may have my ducks sleeping on the floor (unless I can come up with the $$$ to build a separate duck house) Where can I find plans that are inexpensive or free? Also, I'm on a budget of about $900-$1000, at least initially. Anyone have any coop ideas/suggestions for me? Thanks in advance!