Everytime I visit may parents I have to bring back eggs, but I only get to do that once every couple of months. So I decided to take the plunge. I've been talking about it for years, and I finally told myself to quick thinking and just do it.
So now I'm into the build phase. I've got it about 3/4 built, and we have a good rain coming this week so I slapped some primer on it to protect the bare wood. Hopefully I can find time to finish in the next couple of weeks. Once it's done, I figure I'll start out with some grown hens that can hopefully produce eggs right way. Then maybe I'll get some chicks and raise myself. I'm thinking I should have room for 8-10 or so birds. The enclosed coop is 24 sqft with an additional 6 sqft of hatching cubes (not sure the technically name for it yet). The pen has about 65 sqft of yard space.
I'm sure I'll be on here quite a bit looking for answers, suggestions, and ideas. Thanks in advance!
From Central Arkansas