We are just in the learning stages for raising chickens for eggs. You will see me all over this site asking a million questions.
I found the type of coop and run I would like. My husband is concerned (he is a engineer need I say more) that kits are made of fir. I have seen cedar coops but crazy expensive. And to me since I see fir all over different sites it must be reliable. We live in Wisconsin in the country but in a small subdivision, and can get lots of snow and brutal cold weather. I have an attached site that is fenced in for them to free range. Not huge but plenty big.
so first question: is fir a reliable wood for the coop.
second question probably for another thread. I have 3 flower boxes in this enclosed area. I am reading the girls will create havoc on the plants. But I also ready if I cover the plants until bigger they might not bother them. I will certainly keep on eye on them until we are all used to each other. So they can be shooed away.
third: do people prefer hatching chicks, buying chicks or older birds etc.