We have two flocks at present - the standard size chickens and the bantams. We are also going to be doing broilers next spring and will need a good area to brood them. I was wondering if anyone has pictures or plans for a multiroomed coop? I am thinking we are going to need at least two or three rooms. We are also going to be building the outside walls with straw bales, got some free and they provide great insulation for the heat and cold. (more concerned about the heat in the summer since it really doesn't get that cold here in SC) How do you cope with chickens that need to be integrated into existing flocks.... DO you have a room within a room so they see each other from the get go? Or do you not integrate at all? I am wondering if I should try to plan for integration next spring and more separate enclosures or if I should plan to slaughter my old hens once the new ones are laying well, next fall. That sounds awfully cold blooded But we ended up with only 3 hens after the dogs got a bunch of them and they just aren't enough to supply all we need. I really don't want to have too many food and water containers to clean every day.... What do you think?