This is our first foray into chickens. We hatched ducks for my little girls class 2 years ago.
My friend got me hooked when she told me about hers. She wanted to do another order.
I planned it all out & sprung it on my husband 3 days before ordering it. He wasn't totally excited, lol.
But once he figured out they were not as stinky as the ducks & they would not be in the house,
he was much happier. What really got him was the selling the extra eggs &getting to build the coop!
A chance to use the power tools, lol.
We have 3 EEs, 1 Blk Astralorp, 1 RIR & 1 GSL. The coop is called Fowl Manor.
We have Artemis Fowl, Holly Short, Opal Coboi, Juliet, Butler & Mulch Diggums. Names come from the Artemis Fowl series. Click on pictures to enlarge.
Picked the spot for the coop. The patio seemed the best option for us. The run will extend to dirt area on the back side.
Framing & Floor done.
We got most of the plywood up for the sides. Added the door & nest box cabinet.
Coop completed (mostly). Painted & added a corrugated rubberish roof. High ventilation all around. 2-15x15 windows across from each other that catch breezes well & 1 facing our girls window so they can watch the chickens. Also have a bottle of Antibac
hanging from the window grid.
(Outside closed--outside open--Inside view)
Close up of nest box cabinet. Found the cabinet someone was tossing after a remodel. Egg collection will be easy from outside.
This is Holly. She is a BA.
Here are my 3 EEs. Opal, Mulch & Butler.
This is Juliet. She is a GSL.
This is Artemis. She is a RIR.
We have a momma dove with 2 babies
living on top of the coop.