[FONT=arial black,avant garde]Patrick's Poultry Page[/FONT]
All about my adventures in backyard chicken keeping
Pecking around in the garden in 2005. These hens were getting pretty elderly by this time, as chickens go... but were still laying the occasional egg once and a while. These reds were really strong layers during their day!These birds live better as chickens than I do as a human being! I had to rip about a zillion 3/8" x 1-1/2" treated slats to build this pen. It's fenced in on top with standard chicken wire stapled to a frame... I can pretty much stand up in here. I tend to overbuild things sometimes, it's amazing what you can do with a good table saw and an air nailer! I could probably keep lions or gorillas in here, but it has the look I wanted. Plenty of room to move around too!
Don't look at me like that!
Chickens make great supervisors!
The chicken condo! I am using this inside space to store tools now, I plan to build another smaller coop, now that I know more about the needs of servicing and cleaning. I am an intense user of compost, so I don't want to waste a drop... there is enough room in here for about fourty chickens, I am only going to have four or so. My "Easter Egger" peeps should be here around April Fool's Day! I will keep this page updated as construction proceeds...