Articles from cackleberrychooks

Hi. I am new to this. I have been raising chickens for about 3 years now. I have 11 hens, 4 of them are about 2 months old and I call them my "teenage" chickens. This summer I recently added to the original coop which was about 4 X 4 feet. Now I have 2 coops under one roof. I added about 6 feet more and have 2 layers of wire between the youngins and the older girls! I have 2 grown wyandottees, one golden and one silver-laced, 2 black sex-link, 2 rhode island reds, and one buff...
It is afternoon and I need to let my older girls out to free range the backyard, and then I will close their door that goes into the pen/run and let the 4 little girls out to enjoy the freedom of the pen/run and shut the gate. I open the back door of the older hen's part of the coop which is not part of the pen/run and when it is nightfall, the older hens will return to roost! I wish I could upload an image here but I think I'm not smart enough to figure that out like others have done.
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