Articles from erin0415

Chicken Coop 240 My chicken coops seem to be getting smaller and smaller. I started this coop because, once again, I have more eggs incubating. Since some of these are with a broody, I wanted an area separate from the other chickens with its own small pen. Instead, it is acting as a quarantine pen for two 5-6 month pullets I unexpectedly adopted. Their quarantine should be done in time for me to stick them in with the other chickens and get the coop cleaned out for the new babies and momma....
Chicken Coop 2000z I started construction on this coop while I had some silkie eggs cooking in the incubator. It was made of mostly salvaged and scrap materials from my yard and my neighbor's yard. I only spent about $40 for 2 sheets of plywood and the hardware. The coop is about 3 ft deep and 11 ft wide. These dimensions came from the size of the roof. A roost runs the length of the coop, providing plenty of roosting space. Nesting boxes protrude from each end and are accessed from the...
Chicken Coop 5000 After buying some chicks at the feed store we discovered they grow REALLY fast!! We decided we needed somewhere to keep them, and quick. Therefore, construction on the chicken coop 5000 started. The chicken coop is 8ft by 4ft and 8 ft tall. It has 6 nesting boxes, which is WAYYY overkill, since they will lay 7-10 eggs all in 1 or 2 boxes. There is a ladder for the chickens to climb up, and lots of roosting space. More roosts have been added since these pics. We can walk in...
My Chickens I am working on getting a flock that lays a wide variety of different colored eggs. Due to a dog attack I am down to mostly white egg layers. (Not that it matters right now- everyone is moulting and no one is laying.) Standard Breeds Bertha is an Easter Egger. She lays pretty green eggs. When she was laying she layed almost every day. This is Pocahontas. She is an Ancona. She is a curious chicken, who flits around everywhere. Thelma is a Golden Polish. She lays tiny white...
My Other Animals These are my alpacas Baden and Van Bramer. Baden is the brown alpaca. He is a huacaya alpaca and has dense fluffy fiber. Van Bramer, the white alpaca, is a Suri alpaca, and has silky hanging fiber. They are both boys. We hope to get them girlfriends someday. Freshly sheared. I have 4 lab mix dogs. Hershey and Snickers are chocolate lab/ weimeraner mixes. Shadow is a black lab/ chow mix. Lilly is a small yellow lab mix. Hershey & Snickers as babies... so cute. Hershey in...
My Family This is me, Erin, and my husband, Bobby, with our alpacas, Baden & Van Bramer Nother pic of me, hard at work. This is Bobby mowing the dirt This is my oldest son, Tyler, with his chicken, George (may she rest in peace) ...and him hiding ...and out in the pasture This is Kaylie hanging with Lilly... ...and out in the pasture This is Blake with his late rooster Ed (may he rest in peace)... ...hangin on the fence ...hiding in the flowers Tyler & Blake heading out...
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