Well, my BF and I drove all over Seattle yesterday in a pickup truck we borrowed from a friend, hauling scrap lumber from various sources for our new coop! Speaking of which, big thanks to the lovely Hallerlake! First fellow BYCer I've met. Super fun to meet someone who's just as crazy about chickens as we are! Her birds are absolutely freakin' gorgeous!! Now we have about 25 pallets at my BF's place, I believe, plus a fair amount of plywood and various types of posts, some of more considerable length than others. Going to pick up some cinder blocks from a friend on Friday, but I don't know if it will be enough. We still need roofing/flooring materials and hardware cloth, none of which we'll find for free, I'm guessing. I don't know where we're going to scrounge up the money for the rest of the materials we need, but I'm determined to make it happen! And SOON! My BF already has a rough design of the coop, which he drew out for me and it looked totally awesome! Our girls free-range 24/7, so it is just going to have a small run (which will also be attached to the separate brooding area), and if I recall correctly, the roosting area is going to be above the run. He also wants to build a storage closet onto one end. So excited!!!
Still no eggs from my two Leghorn pullets. At five months old, I really thought they'd be laying by now, as Leghorns are known for laying quite young. One of them doesn't even have much of a comb - it seems to be sort of stagnant and not really even developing anymore. The other one has had a huge red comb for several weeks now.