Hey yall. We are new to raising chicks (have 4 layers now, only 6 weeks old or so) and am wanting to make a plan for next 'rotation' of birds. Here is my plan, please comment and let me know if I am missing something, way off base, tips or tricks When my hens are about a 12-16 months old, I want to order more day old chicks, I figure that by the time that the chicks are ready to come out of brooder, I can put the older chickens in the freezer (RIR an WD). I am thinking to get 6 or so meat birds (cornish x) that should be ready to put in freezer really quick (8 weeks??) 6 or so EE just for egg production and keep for 2 years or so (depending on health and egg laying) as well as 12 or so duel purpose (RIR??) hens that I can put in freezer in 18 months or so. They will be in a hoop type tractor that I need to build, how big do I need for my plan? I am thinking 10feet by 6 feet base, this will be an open floor design with a coop/roost/nest box inclosed space at one end, I am thinking 3feet by 6 feet. Ok let me have it. what do you think?? This is a plan that is about a year away but I can start planning and getting ready now and tweak plan now. Thanks Yall.