Hey, everyone! I wasn't sure if I should put this here or in the coop section, but since (to me, anyway) this has a little more to do with managing a flock than it does building/designing a coop, I decided to put it here. I've been trying to figure out the best way to organize my "chicken compound" as I've been calling it. I have yet to start building, and keep trying to come up with ways to make everything run as efficiently and smoothly as possible BEFORE I build. I plan on having at least a dozen different breeds of chicken, and several varieties of some of those breeds, and I've been trying to figure out how exactly to separate them all. I much prefer walk-in coops and want to have somewhere dry and covered to store feed and bedding (either in each coop or in a separate shed), but obviously, the more of those I build, the more expensive it would be. I also want to breed, so I can't keep different varieties in with different roosters if I want to be assured pure bred offspring. I can't even decide if I want the roosters in with the hens at all times, or only when I plan on hatching out some babies. So, I was hoping some of you could maybe show me some pictures of your breeding setups, and/or describe to me how you separate all your different breeds and varieties and whether you keep the males in with the females or not. Any info or advice you guys could give me would be a huge help! Just fyi, here's a list of the breeds and varieties I'm currently interested in (this list changes a lot, although it's been this way for a few weeks at least now ): B/B/S Ameraucanas BW/W/SW Ameraucanas Brown Red Ameraucanas Buff Ameraucanas Lavender Ameraucanas Silver Ameraucanas Cream Legbars Blue Isbars Black & Blue Copper Marans Splash Marans Golden Cuckoo Marans Birchen Marans Welsummers Silver Double Laced Barnevelders Double Laced Barnevelders Bielefelders Blue Laced Red Wyandottes Golden Laced Wyandottes Chocolate Orpingtons Speckled Sussex Swedish Flower Hens Barred Hollands Silver Gray Dorkings This list is definitely going to change, since I'm still narrowing down the ones I would like to have, but it should give you a general idea of what I'm up against. Space is not an issue, but money is and I want to find a cheap and cost effective way of housing all these birds for breeding while also making it an aesthetically pleasing place to visit (for the customers I will someday have). Any ideas would help a bunch! Thanks, guys!!!