Update: January 13, 2016
We have continued to add to the coop as we are learning.
My husband and I have four beautiful girls -
April: White/grey easter egger (lays blue)
Blondie: Buff Orpington
Willow: Black Australorp
Kelly: Barred Plymouth Rock
I just wanted to share some pictures of them! Scroll to the bottom, as I update regularly!
Above: The girls the first night they spent in the coop. It was a work in progress the day they got home, so they spent a day or two inside a tool shed.
Above: Clearly they found a sun spot...
Above: They really like that roost.
Above: I took this picture the day Blondie laid her first egg.
Above: The coop! We added a roof to the run because it rained way too much.
Above: We get 3 to 4 eggs every day.
Above: Willow is more of a lap dog...
Above: Don't mind April...
Above: Just chillaxing..
Above: Willow and April
Above: Blondie getting her tan on.
Above: Kelly and Blondie today (1/25/2015) after I cleaned the coop.
Above: Checking out the clean coop.
Above: She's very judgmental...
Above: Fluffy butt!
February 15, 2015
Above: Blondie is becoming even more of a lap chicken than Willow!
2 above: First real snow storm of the year. The girls were not pleased! And neither was I...
Above: First snow storm means putting plastic around the coop. I had to do it myself because my husband is bedridden with pneumonia. He offered to go outside in single-digit temps to help me and didn't quite understand why I said it was a bad idea. So instead he shouted instructions to me from a window. As you can see, the plastic kept the coop and run 16 degrees warmer.
My husband and our chicken-watcher Bristol chilling in the snow.
So gorgeous at night. First big snow fall of the year.
On a whim, we put 100 mealworms in a tank with wheat bran. If we had planned on raising mealworms, obviously we would have bought closer to 1000. But we just came home from the pet store. Anywho - our first beetles!