1. Granny Hoffman

    Granny Hoffman Songster

    Jul 19, 2010
    SE Michigan
    This all started with a few meat chickens in the spring, then grew to RIR and Black Sex Links and now has grown to a variety of hens and Rudy the rooster. The main coop is an old shed from Home Quarters (which went out of business) and a small fenced in run. The interior of the main coop still needs to be painted (with a few suggestions from others on here) with high gloss white exterior paint and a window installed, which I hope to get this weekend at the Saturday auction. The run has been expanded and they now have room to roam, scratch and dust bathe (I would love to let them roam but husband says no, they are eating his vegetable garden). The banny coop is almost finished, just need to figure out the nesting boxes and a coat of paint. After I get the banny coop completed their run needs to be expanded and then I think we will be all set.
    Before winter comes I will be putting some plastic up on the far end of the run to keep out the cold east wind and snow.
    This has been a very rewarding experience, can't wait to just sit back and watch my flock, care for them and collect those eggs!




  2. Byrn

    Byrn In the Brooder

    Jun 21, 2010
    Hampstead, NC
    Nice coop and run. Plenty of room to roam and a nice big airy coop. They will be well taken care of.[​IMG]
  3. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    nice job!! [​IMG]
  4. scooter147

    scooter147 Songster

    Jul 30, 2008
    Once the garden is "finished" then you can let them roam. I generally let mine out about an hour or hour and half before dusk.

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