Hehehe! Love the pink plumage!
We put ours in ourselves. It's not as hard as you would think. We built dutch doors for the individual pens for our alpacas, so that we could close the top or bottom if needed. My husband used a reciprocating saw, ans cut out the wall at the door measurement, plus the trim width. He framed the opening with 2x4's. We went to Menards and got the metal trim pieces to go around. All you would have to get special besides the trim, would be metal barn screws, the kind with the rubber seal on them. It's intimidating looking at the side of a pole barn, not wanting to screw it up, but it's much easier than you would think. A lot cheaper to do yourself.
The green you see around the door on the inside is paint. It's actually all wood on the inside.
There was a window before we put in the doors. We sort of winged it. We went by the service door design that we already had in the barn, to install the new doors.
Wow, LOVE this!
Yikes! Will make good chicken food, but that really stinks!
I bet they do!
No worries, we are always here when you have time to spare.
So sorry all of you who missed Chickenfest - we had a blast!
24 hours before Chickenfest I was not buying any more chickens. Ha!
First I made the mistake of reading Brad's post that said he had one Legbar pullet. I have no self control.
Then I jchoney had an extra Buff Orpington with her (don't remember where she said she got it!), which just happens to be the other Breed I really want. Insert an extra measure of no self control and I came home with 2. But I am glad I did. I think only one would have been really lonely during the quarantine. Yes, they came from 2 different flocks, so not a perfect quarantine, but it's the best I can do right now. They have become fast friends and are eating drinking and pooping like champs after their stressful day yesterday!
So here are our new babies - and they really seem like babies compared to our 12 weekers! What a difference a few weeks make!
This is Cordelia - DD is reading Anne of Green Gables, if you are familiar you know where the name came from:
And here is Rapunzel:
I can't believe how in love with Chickens I am!
they were from jsummers. How do I show it to mention her, anyone? She does have 8 left, what sweet lil girls they are too!