I figured I'd share my chicken coop, and chicken adventure with you guys. It'll help me with documenting it, and hopefully get some feedback from some
of you more experienced chicken owners.
I've raised and butchered chickens before when I was little on the farm, and have helped a close buddy take care of his chickens for the last few
years. So, I figured it was time to give it a go myself. Also, the gf and her mother were really wanting to get some as well, and had the perfect
little old shed for it.
So, some weeks ago, we went and got us 4 Rhode Island Reds for egglayers. We decided on them mainly because they are good with humans (usually) and
very winter hardy, which is needed in these parts.
They're pretty well ready to get outside now, plus they're getting loud and annoying
I took the old metal doors off of this shed and added a wooden door with a window for view and air. The gf painted it after I taped up the design for
her. (Bet you can't tell which state I'm in LoL)
I will be working on the roosting area inside the shed today and hopefully get some pics up later.
I'll also be adding an outside pen for them as well in the coming weeks. I think we're just going to let them run around the backyard until then since
they aren't very big yet.
For the outdoor pen, I have them placed under a mulberry tree, and have placed a rope light on the tree to attract bugs during the evening times.
Well, hopefully this thread can bring you some kind of entertainment, and some of you have some advice for me.
I'll have to add the photos in my edit, because for some reason it's not letting me add them right now
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