John and I want to have chickens running around our acreage, so we decided to build a coop. We bought all kinds of books and read up on the chickens. We would like to have about a dozen (or more) of 4 varieties: Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds, Plymouth Rocks and Leghorns. NO Rooster --my neighbor said he'd shoot it-- they are noisy and you dont need one to get eggs, only if you want chicks. All our breed choices are prolific layers, so we should expect quite a lot of eggs. Then when they stop laying, they become dinner! I cannot wait. but we are having a hard time trying to find the time to finish the chicken coop.
|We built the coop from scratch with 2x4's and reclaimed wood from an old fence|
|John's quite clever and talented at this. He had the whole thing designed in his head. Although its taking longer than he had thought it would.|
|Its coming along quite nicely!!|