I don't have a flock, yet. But I am a bit bed ridden at the moment and need something to focus on. So here I am dumping my thoughts. Please do leave comments! Nothing's been purchased yet so anything is possible!
My starter flock:
- Bantam RiR (daughter's choice, good layer), 5 pullets
- Bantam EEs (pretty eggs!, different color feathers), 5 SR
Hoping to minimize the number of roos we need to rehome with this configuration.
Where I'm going to get them: Cackle Hatchery. We can drive there to pick them up.
Coop of choice: The Garden Coop. I think something I can stand up in would be best. Easier on my back but harder on the wallet. Sigh. Or maybe the Farmhouse coop from Chicken Coops NW. Even shipped that would be cheaper by a couple hundred if I did that math right.
We live about a mile outside the city limits and have just about every predator. (except bears and bobcats) Not to mention roaming pet dogs. So I'm concerned that I can't even make a coop/run predator proof enough.
Brooder thoughts: if we get the coop built first, wonder if I can build in a brooder with MHP somehow.
I'll update this as things change or (hopefully) happen.