It has been quite awhile since I've written & I apologize, life has recently gotten the better of me. Today I'm going to start a post that will be edited a couple times over until it's complete.
Back in April we purchased our first couple of chicks (yes, baby chickens) and so it began.... my husband started building the coop, 100% reclaimed, reused, free materials, so far we have not purchased 1 item for the coop, this is for two very important reasons, the materials have been there, the money to buy them has not & to buy a coop already built is fairly expensive (at least to us). So we purchased 10 chicks all together, coming in 2 at a time over several weeks, we lost 1 her first week here, the store said she was probably sick to begin with & the other chicks just trampled her, sad. We now have 9 chicks who are almost full grown chickens and we should start seeing eggs by next month; how exciting! We give them strictly organic feed & we let them roam the yard all day long, once the coop is complete, the will have a huge fenced in area all to themselves with plenty of feed & bonus weeds to munch on. I will update this again very shortly with pics from beginning of coop (materials used) to end of coop with happy chickens living inside.