I'm not building the coop first cause i already built one here where i'm renting... I'll just need to move it. AFTER we're settled it, we'll build a bigger one. The one i have now is only good for about 5 hens.... or it can be a grow out pen in the future. I had originally started with 4 pullets, but one got put down after a nasty possom attack and another disappeared very mysteriously after animal control showed up at my rental house telling me that unless i moved two blocks over i couldn't have chickens. D'OH! I guess its time to move. I took the remaining two to a farm but kept my mouth shut about the eggs i had incubating. I had a miserable hatch though, only 2 hatched, one was a quiter and the other 12 eggs were clear.
It works out a whole lot better anyhow since hubby also wants a whole menagerie. He's been enabling my ideas of goats and pigs and the only thing he's kinda iffy on is my cow. So.... we'll have to just wait until next time he gets deployed to get it bwa ha ha ha.
edited to add that he also wants turkeys, peafowl, ducks and geese.... AND THEN and only then will he let me get the guineas.
Edited by Cpolanco3 - 1/26/14 at 8:33pm