Bc Chickenss Chicken Coop

By BC Chickens · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. BC Chickens
    BC Chickens
    Brenda and Carmen
    Whispering Winds Animal Connection LLC
    Coventry, CT

    Ordered our first set of chicks, 6 Buff Orpintons and 6 Golden Comets, from the local Mackey's on March 23, 2011.
    UPDATE! The Comets have arrived today, April 15, 2011!! They are now safely in their new home!
    UPDATE: The Buff Orpingtons have arrived today, April 21, 2011!
    UPDATE: They're out of the brooder and out in the coop, May 31, 2011!
    UPDATE: FREE RANGE and loving it, June 15, 2011!
    UPDATE: Woo hoo - our first eggs July 29, 2011!

    Phase 1: This is their first home (after the eggshells they were in, of course [​IMG] ) It's out in our barn in the tack room complete with water, feed and heat lamp.

    And here are our first 6 chicks, the Golden Comets! Meet Halley, Gale, Biela, Helin, Faye and Ikeya - yes, they are all named for astronomers who discovered comets [​IMG]
    Here's our second set of chicks, the Buff Orpingtons - Brenda's naming them after princesses. They seem to be getting along just fine with their older siblings!

    It was time to move everyone from the tack room to one of the stalls - we didn't want them flying out and not able to get back in! Plus, it was getting a little crowded in there so now they have room to wander!Phase 2:
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    .Phase 3: This will be their next home, a pre-constructed coop from the folks at "The Barn Yard". It's out in our backyard in full view from all the windows in back of our home. We will be adding a run made of chain link fencing before it's time for the chickens to move in
    Phase 4: It was Graduation Day on May 31st as the girls were moved from the barn to their new home in the coop!



    Phase 5: Home, home on the range! Apparently they love wandering around the backyard now.


    Phase 6: Our first eggs!! And they're only 3 1/2 months old - the chickens, that is not the eggs [​IMG].


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Recent User Reviews

  1. Anonymous
    "Purchased coop, not a "how to". Lovely photo"
    1/5, 1 out of 5, reviewed Jul 19, 2018
    journey of progression through brooders.
  2. SimplyLivinthatFarmLife
    "Bc Chickenss Chicken Coop"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 10, 2018
    Loved the pictures along with the story of how you started out. Hope your girls are enjoying the chicken coop- I have one like that and I absolutely love it.
  3. BlackHackle
    "Nice housing, but"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jun 30, 2018
    The coop page needs to contain more information about how it was built. Other than that, it is a great coop


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  1. BC Chickens
    Hi - It's been a while since I've been on this website and just saw your note - sorry about that! We've got 25 6-week olds in there now. Once they're about 4 months old, we'll move them to the main coop. It was pretty comfy in there with 12 full grown birds but they mostly just sleep in there - the rest of the time they were free ranging....
  2. chickenrun1020
    nice coop, how many chickens does it house?

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