We finally have some chickens

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by SStille, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. SStille

    SStille Just Hatched

    9
    1
    19
    May 23, 2016
    After building the coop and run and working in the sweltering heat every weekend all summer we finally have some hens. We have been debating on what age to start with and my son's piano teacher's grandson had some of his hens for sale and so here we go on our chicken adventure. [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    They seem to be happy in their new coop.

    We actually had 3 eggs by the following afternoon.
    [​IMG]
    Now I am originally a military kid and grew up in Augusta, Georgia, so all this country farm life is quite new to me. I must admit that I was kind of shocked at the amount of poo left in the morning! I knew it would happen but just did not expect quire so much from 4 hens! LOL!
    Let the journey begin!
     
  2. Dmontgomery

    Dmontgomery Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    687
    195
    151
    Apr 1, 2014
    Longville, La
    You must have done a great job on the coop if they were already comfortable enough to lay the next day after a move. Congratulations.
     
  3. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

    4,531
    1,035
    306
    Jul 19, 2015
    Eastern Shore, MD
    Great looking coop (from what I can see). Are you planning to get more birds?
     
  4. SStille

    SStille Just Hatched

    9
    1
    19
    May 23, 2016
    Thanks, it sure as a very hot, but fun family project this summer.
     
  5. SStille

    SStille Just Hatched

    9
    1
    19
    May 23, 2016
    Thanks. I have more pictures in the album of our coop. We plan on getting more hens.
     
    1 person likes this.
  6. SStille

    SStille Just Hatched

    9
    1
    19
    May 23, 2016
    We do plan on getting some more hens. I know we want some Rhoad Island Reds and I would like an Easter Egg Chicken.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    84,499
    3,781
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    Wow! That's a nice looking coop you got there! Enjoy your flock [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2016
  8. Dmontgomery

    Dmontgomery Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    687
    195
    151
    Apr 1, 2014
    Longville, La
    Snuck a view of your coop album. Excellent job on the coop. You were smart enough to build big for the inevitable chicken math expansion.
     
    SStille likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by