I haven’t been doing a ton of sewing and blogging because we were sidetracked. Yes, by this cute little lady. It started off innocently enough. One of my twins had baby chicks in her classroom they hatched from eggs. We took them home for one weekend. That’s all it took. Now I’m the owner of seven chickens.
So because of the feathery friends, we had to build a coop. It’s 4’ x 4’ x 4’ and insulated for the Alaska winter. When it gets really cold, we’ll put a heat lamp in it to keep them cozy. The run is 4’ x 12’ but they have free rein of our fenced yard during the day.
The inside has two cozy nest boxes and two nice roosting bars. They don’t roost yet, but I’m thinking they will soon. The chickens are about six weeks old. There’s a door at the back of the nesting boxes so I can gather eggs from the outside.
Are any of you ladies chicken farmers also? It’ll be interesting to see how this all works once they are laying eggs. I can’t wait!!!