- Sep 28, 2010
Hello, my name is Michelle. I am a stay at home mom with six kids. All in middle school or high school. I am married to a fantastic man and have 2 great dogs, a ridgeback/chow mix named Maahes and a purebred boxer named Vishous. We just purchased a home on a little under two and a half acres in Pearce, Arizona. I have wanted my own little place where I could raise & grow most, if not, all the food my family needs. I have wanted chickens for so long, but the neighbors where we lived before would not agree. Now I have lots of space & almost no neighbors. We do not have chickens yet, but we want them for eggs and meat. I am converting an old shed into my coop. The interior is about 10 × 7. We are planning on free ranging, but I am also building a run that will give my girls over 20 square feet outside, until we are ready to free range. This forum is the best. I have learnt so much here. I look forward to learning more.