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    Our Chicken Story & Urban Backyard Coop!


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    We decided to become "Chicken Farmers" because we enjoy fresh, organic eggs and wanted to collect them from our own chickens we raised ourselves. I decided to start a new flock of chickens so I ordered a variety of Standard and Bantam feritle eggs on Ebay to hatch them out. I received 42 eggs total (none broken) and set them in my Little Giant Incubator. After some online research, I decided to use an automatic egg turner and forced air fan to increase the hatch rate. Oh boy, did it ever....I hatch out 32 babies total! WOW! I was so excited. My husband built me a beautiful coop to house them.

    Time Line:

    February 24, 2012 - Set eggs

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    March 14, 2012 (DAY 19) - THE FIRST EGG (BANTAM AMERAUCANA) STARTS TO HATCH!
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    March 16-17, 2012 - 32 hatchlings total...SUCCESS!
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    One week old

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    Two weeks old and they needed more room!
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    10 weeks old
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    18 weeks and egg laying has started......
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    23 weeks and all of the girls are laying almost daily.....
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    Our Coop

    My DH remodeled our Garden Shed into a coop/small run and installed a window for added air circulation.
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    Angled View
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    Open the door and a gate holds the pine shavings in and keep the girls back from the door
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    Inside: DH built the nest boxes and I added the tin signs and washboard for coop decor!

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    Finished ceiling and lighting
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    Small run and roosting area:
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    View from the coop - our deck built by DH under our beautiful oak tree
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    Flower Garden and backyard - my labor of love
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    My husband and I - Thanks for viewing our page [​IMG]
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  1. lwiese58
    Your coop and backyard are both beautiful! I'm sure you really enjoy both!

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