I've been on the internet for who knows how long, trying to find something of use to me, but I'm rather new at all of this fowl stuff, so I'm having a hard time finding a certain coop that'd be perfect for me and the fam. Essentially, I'm asking one of you kind members to do all the searching work for me, because it's late, I'm tired, and would love some help. We live in upstate New York, where it gets rather cold in the winters, and were looking to start a small operation next spring. Six chickens for the wife, and four or five ducks for myself. Initially, the plan was to put the chickens and the ducks in one big coop, but I've heard quite horrible things about doing that. The two fowls don't really "mesh," I guess. So, we're looking to raise both birds for eggs, and I've been looking at buying some khaki campbell ducklings next spring for myself, and the wife's looking for a dozen rhode island reds. Open to suggestions on both those topics. But, the task at hand here is the shelter for these animals. We live in a moderate area, warm summers and cold winters. Rarely do the temperatures here hit the negative fahrenheit degrees, however. I want to build two small coops which would be predator safe and insulated, and plans would be awesome. We live on thirty acres of land, and would keep the birds on the same acre our house is on. We do have predators here, so we'd need to keep the birds safe from those as well. I figure if I can just build a small insulated coop and put heating lamps in both, I could create a relatively nice environment and keep morale high for our egg-producing-slaves. I'd also like to have a small body of water for the ducks somewhere in their coop if possible, and would keep drinking water available in the winter months via heating lamps. I could keep them free range, since we live on a country road completely to ourselves, and we're at the end of a dead end. So if anybody has any plans that would allow me to build two small coops that suit or needs for not much more than $1,000, that would be fantastic. Thanks for reading my rant.