My chicks are on their way. I ordered them from Ideal Hatchery. I ordered 10 to start with but plan to increase to 50. The brooder is set up and ready to go. I am using an old metal water trough I once used for goats. My grandson insisted that the brooder be set up in his room. I figured what's the harm we can always move it later
Started on the chicken coop. Building it inside a barn I already have. Making the coop 12X12 with an outside run 24X24. I hope that is enough for my plan of 50 chickens. Tonight I completed one wall and installed the door. Two walls are part of the barn that is already there. The fourth wall is studded up ready for Osb plywood. One side of the ceiling joists are nailed in too.
I am using this as exercise too. I am 4 months post op from total. Knee replacement. At 55 years old I am not ready to throw in the towel yet.
I almost forgot. I ordered 4 Buff Orpington-2Barred Rock-2Easter Egger-2 Buff Brahmas
I will update later