So.. I'm so proud of our accomplishements. We started with chickens late this last spring, neither of us had ever had any before, and we just jumped right on in. So.. we have around 30 chickens now, in various stages of housing... and here is what we have going on. First up.. A view of the yard, or rather the row of chicken houses. From FAR left to right we have the A-frame Tractor, The Roosters Coop, The Freedom Coop & The Hen House w/Aviary. You can see the winter veggies growing in the aviary for the chickens! The Hen House & Aviary (i don't know that it's technically an aviary but that was the inspiration for the addition so thats what we call it). On the left is the Hen House at 99sf & the Aviary on the right side at 63sf. Both with people entry doors, and both are accessable 24 hours a day to the chickens. Inside the Hen House and Inside the Aviary Right now the black hens are being reintroduced to the rest of the group so they are seperated for now, but normally both sides would be open to all birds. We're keeping one male GLW roo in here with the ladies. The nest boxes haven't been opened for business yet, but within a month I'll need to get those done for sure! Next we have the Freedom Coop, this is the winter housing for our 3 Freeranging roosters... It's made of a truck camper top. Next we have the Roosters Coop, this is the grow out pen/winter housing for 2 more roosters. It still needs a permanent roof and will get one but here it is now. I'm so proud of our reuse of materials, the A-frame is empty for the winter as is our single rooster tractor so I didn't post those here but those plus the 3 houses featured here were made with 75% or more recycled materials. I hope we can inspire someone! We use concrete construction sand in the floor of every coop.