Since I pulled the trigger on chickens, I’ve been planning how to take care of them. I’d had chickens before, briefly, but only four and everything was cobbled together.
I want to do better this time.
Fortunately, after having worked with a coop, I have a fair idea of what I want out of one, and THIS is the one I picked out.
Note easy to clean under tray, the fact that it opens up entirely, and SIX nest boxes.
Now, I can’t have them free ranging here. Too many predators. So I’ll be building them a run, and I wanted it to be as predator proof as I could manage.
Meet… Chickatraz. It’s like Alcatraz but full of chickens! HERE is the design I picked, and a photo from their site:
Ya’ll, if I build this right, nothing’s getting in, and nothing’s getting out! Plus, this run is tall enough that I can walk, stooped, inside. It won’t be comfortable, but the previous chickens had a tractor run I didn’t fit inside.
I’m so excited!
We bought the cattle panels for this coop this week, which involved transporting them strapped to the top of a minivan which was an experience, let me tell you.
We passed a guy on a side by side who was judging our life choices SO hard.
Anyway, lots to do yet, and the time will pass faster than I expect!