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    Red-Neck Crate Coop..

    Understood. Thanks for the advice.. I did plan to add a few low shelter in the fenced-in area for options for during the day. The tree next to the coop will also be in the fenced-in area as well as the space under the coop. We are aware that we will need to downsize.. but plan to see how the...
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    Red-Neck Crate Coop..

    I would have to measure to tell you exactly. I put a piece of the PVC wall panel on the floor to prevent the droppings from getting to the wood floor in the event the bedding doesn't soak everything up. I had to cut about 1 foot off of the end of it so my guess is the floor space is 4x7.. I...
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    Red-Neck Crate Coop..

    Thanks! I added a couple of the photos I mentioned but forgot... that will teach me to multitask.. no working and posting from now on.. I promise..
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    Red-Neck Crate Coop..

    So when the wife said to get Chickens I jumped at the chance and attempted to do it as cheaply as possible. I ordered the "Ladies" and went to FB marketplace in search of materials using my favorite 4 letter F word... FREE. I lucked out and found someone who was looking to offload a huge crate...
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    Favorite Place to get Chicks

    I just got my first set of chicks from Cackle Hatchery. It has been a great experience other than the wait time.. I was selective on the breeds and had to wait until they cycled back around. I ordered 15 birds and got 19.. 1 extra for each breed I selected. All are about 5 days old now and...
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    Do chicks need grit when fed scrambled eggs?

    I just introduced my 4 day old chicks to some finely chopped lettuce and cucumbers and sprinkled a lite coating of Mana Pro chick grit over it. I introduced the grit after taking them outside yesterday. So far no troubles to report… they took about an hour to not be afraid of the bowl with the...
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    First Time Chicken Owner.

    Flock Keeper... Is that the term I should be using? Still new to the linguistics of chickens.
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    First Time Chicken Owner.

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? New to owning chickens. Expecting my first batch in about 1 month. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Ordered 15 from Cackle Hatchery (3) What breeds do you have? Buff Orpingtons, Barred Rock, Black Laced Silver...
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