Rather, coordinated coop runs and garden beds. I saw a great coop design posted by one of you. It is a coop surrounded by 8 rotating runs. And I can't find the blasted thread again. Any help would be appreciated. I'd love to see your rotating garden beds and chicken runs. I love some good garden porn almost as much as the chicken pics. Also links to plans, pics, designs! Thanks you. I checked out Chicken Coops by Judy Pangman and Chicken Raising for Dummies. Can you believe it, no Chicken Coops for Dummies in all of the Western MA library system. I have decided on a duplex coop with four rotating gardens/runs. How long do the runs need to sit after the chickens have had their way with them before they can be replanted or is a yearly rotation? What is a good ground covering I can use once I am done with the garden that would give extra goodness to the chickens? Would a duplex coop be okay for a laying flock and a bachelor pad? Would the shared wall be too close to keep the cocks chilled out? I could fix up the runs so they wouldn't SEE each other but I imagine with the proximity they'd still be able to hear each other.