We have been so busy trying to prepare for the arrival of our hens…starting off with the coop. I thought I would go ahead and show you guys our future hens…future home.
How darn cute is that wooden chicken? Found it on Etsy. I plan to paint the name of the coop on the chicken sign if I can ever come up with something clever enough.
The coop measures 4×4 and provides ample space for 4 lovely hens and perhaps a couple more later on down the road…
On the inside, there are 3 roosts and 3 nesting boxes. The hens will probably fight over just one of those boxes!
The floor slides out for easy cleaning, although, it is quiet heavy!
The boxes are easily accessible from the outside. I suppose I will need to add a lock to this…just to be on the safe side.
There is a heavy door which opens and closes by a pulley.
There is a 4×8 run, but I plan to allow supervised free ranging daily.
They will have plenty of fun scurrying about while I am out in the yard.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of big birds flying around here so I will have to keep a close watch.
Every coop needs a picket fence…
…and yes…I am fully aware that those marigolds will not last long once the hens have arrived. Why do you suppose I planted them?
Hopefully, our chickies will be ready to be picked up in four weeks…fingers crossed.
We still have plenty of time to purchase their bedding and food and all of the “important” stuff…what? A solar lantern isn’t “important”? Heehee…
Oh…and every flock of hens needs a rooster to watch over them…
Found that super cute weathervane at Joannes.
CANNOT wait to join the wonderful world of backyard chicken owners! We are super excited!!
I’ve been doing a lot of research, but if any of your guys have some words of wisdom…then do share!
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