Here's the raised coop and run. The coop has 2 levels; top level is 4' x 2.5', has pine shavings and roosts; bottom level is 4' x 5', has sand substrate, feeder & waterer. The nest box is attached to the bottom level, left side of the coop. Ground level (under the coop) is part of the run. All ventilation on coop is reinforced with hardware cloth. Run is covered (top can be easily removed) , 4' tall, approximately 14' x 5.5'. It's built on concrete, but I added several sandboxes with some leftover heavy duty rubber pondliner. I built this all by myself!
My first babies!!! I got them mainly because I love animals... and I love to grow my own food! The turnips, peas, lettuce, carrots, and spinach were enjoyed by all this past spring... we've had the black sweet cherries straight off of the trees, and I can't keep the chickens out of the strawberry patches. We're waiting on the corn, beans, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumber, and hopefully, soon, our first eggs!!!!
Pearl the Leghorn: 2 days, 4 weeks, 10 weeks
Ginger the Red Star: 2 days, 4 weeks, 10 weeks
Opal the Australorp:
Baby the Easter Egger:
Belle the Easter Egger: