Been a long time coming, But I’m finally getting my chickens!
Today was the day! My son and I with a little help from hubby turned my old Tea House into a chicken coop! It was a lot of work and fun at the same time. The day before I began taking things out, pulling nails, moving mowers, chairs, and such to prepare for today. We started with the support boards then built the boxes (6) and then cross support under the boxes to have better space for clean up. It’s a good things to think ahead how to make it easier for you when it comes to the cares and cleaning. Lord knows there will lots of clean, sweeping and washing!! I also have a little screened window on the north and south side of coop with a lowered shutter to lock closed, So that will be good air ventilation in the hot summer months.
We also re-enforced the corners of the inside building and will be putting up some safe insulation between the rafters later. Electricity will be coming next week along with the fencing for run and protection. This chicken lady is so excited!! Its been a long time coming and yes I know there is a-lot of work involved but the fact that its one more thing I can do towards self-sustaining our home then I feel it’s just fine. Theirs not a lot I can have as an urban homesteader or I would have goats and a milk cow too!
Hey its a start and along with my new garden boxes and plants the area is going to be a beautiful place for my( Lady’s) chickens to live. I’m still learning about them and will continue to learn as I go.
My son did a nasty thing today when we were all done and son was loading up he had me come back to the coop and said look in here mom ” Your first chicken”. That nut had brought a dead chicken and laid it on top the nesting box!! I was shocked and somewhat amused at the same time, Of course he grabbed it and rebadged it to take back to his farm! Geezzz Boys!!! I won’t post that picture!
Well it was a good day and more to follow along with some hard work, But at least I’m getting there and also getting my exercise in!
All in all I accomplished my goal with the help of family and hard work. The coop is done all but a few details AND the eggs will be in the incubator this weekend and the count down begins!!!
This CHICKEN MOMMA IS EXCITED AND HAPPY TO GROW OUR URBAN HOMESTEAD!♥