Articles from rosemarythyme

:jumpy Welcome to my coop! :jumpy Like many first time chicken owners we started off with a little box of chicks and a prefab coop. Two years later we were ready to expand both the flock and the coop. We're up to 3 hens and 4 pullets at the moment! (newly installed coop at left, old coop at right, for size comparison) OVERALL COOP BUILD I hired a local shed company to build a 6' x 10' shed. Actual interior measurements are 5.5' x 9.5' (approximately 48 sq ft not including nest box) so...
Like many first time chicken owners, I started my foray into chickens with a prefab coop. After two years passed we decided to expand the flock, so our hens moved to new, larger digs, and the prefab? Well, it went from this: To this: As seen in the photos above, this is the top section of our old prefab coop minus the ledge in front. As a brooder it measures 29" x 44.5" x 23" tall (8.96 sq ft) so good for 3 or 4 chicks through integration. The large access door hinges at the bottom so...
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