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Trying To Get Back To Basics

  1. thatlaidyb
    October 12, 2012

    Right now I am living in the middle of Tennessee with my hubby and my 4 sons (ages 4, 2, and 1 year old twins). And I have come to the conclusion that my mom had it better growing up than my children do. My grandparents grew their own food so, there wasn't the need to read the fine print to make sure that there isn't any high fructose corn syrup or caramel color and all the other additives and preservatives that are slowly turning us into living mummies. So I have decided to plant a garden and get some chickens and go from there.

    Right now I am in the planning stages and I hope to have this all figured out by spring. The problem... well... I'm a little over loaded with information. I cannot figure out 1. what kind of chickens to get 2. what kind out coop would be best and 3. how many I should have. Especially since I can easily go through 5 dozen eggs in a two week period.

    The one thing that I am sure of at this point is that I have plenty of room...[​IMG]
    This is the view of my backyard from an upstairs window.


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    Half way up the hill.


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    The top of the hill.

    So, does anyone have any ideas because I'm stumped...

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  1. thatlaidyb
    I seriously need to have the hubby clean it out (it's full of spiders and until they are gone I can't get near it). It doesn't have any roosts so I need to install some also. And that garage is just for storage right now. It is full of spiders too...
  2. Free2BMe2798
    lol - I've got 2 idears!
    1 - throw about 15 hens in that little bitty house there in your back yard and let em roam around up and down that hill. It looks to be fenced in and though that house is small, they would only be roostin in there. (hand feeders and fonts outside it.
    2 - Is that a door on that garage? Is it a room of some sort? Are you using it? Turn it into a hen house and let em free range. You'll have to get more to allow for predators but you will have eggs to feed them boys!
    I SERIOUSLY LOVE YOUR BACK YARD!! SO JEALOUS!!

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