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!
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Here chicky, chicky, chicky….! I’ll practice my chicken calling.
One little, two little, three little chickens, four little, five little, six little chickens, seven little, eight little, nine little chickens. LAY SOME EGGS ALREADY!