Hey, no problem! I was born and raised in Havre, moved to Conrad 4 and a half years ago and married my redneck in comfy camo almost 4 years ago, moved to the country and talked him in to raising chickens We just filled our second coop with another flock, including a duck. I also have 3 Guineas.
Sounds wonderful! What kind of chickens do you raise? I'm still working on my husbands arm (only married one year now). He's atleast agreed that chckens will be good but I need to save money for the coop first! I'm hoping to be able to start building either fall 2011 or summer 2012 if all goes well with money.
Another Montanan here.
Howdy! What part of MT are you from?
Brr! We have a blizzard in my part of the state this morning. Visibity 0! Highway is closed and my DS is home for a snow day. Perfect day for some holiday baking.
I have several breeds. A few mixes I hatched and BRs, Buffs, Australorps, Gold Lace Wyandottes, Silver laced W, RIR, Frizzle, Silkie, Mottled Cochin, EE, white leghorns, Japanese Bantam and a Sicilian buttercup.
You know a chicken coop doesn't have to be super fancy or expensive. Our first one my DH went all out. He built me a very nice insulated, wired, good windows, very nice and Home Depot loved us the day we bought the supplies. Don't get me wrong I love it! However this new flock I just got was a last minute deal. The neighbor down the road called and wanted to get rid of her flock asap. 12 young laying hens and a duck for free, but take them NOW. We have a building that was a chicken coop sometime before my FIL was born and he is mid 60s. It has been a shed in his lifetime and was full of farm stuff but had always been cared for. The roof has been tinned. It is a sound building and predator proof but not insulated. I'm just saying, look around your property, maybe you don't have to wait as long as you think