"A Half-Acre Farm- a page from my favorite book, Country Life: A Handbook for Realists and Dreamers by Paul Heiney" I like the idea of plotting out where things would go. This is a smaller farm, so we could be flexible.
nice chicken coop- all wire enclosed to be predator proof. Wire roof to keep the hawks out. Wire underground all around to keep "diggers" from going under. Also, provide a solid roof on part of the shelter for sun, rain, & winter snow protection