With the influx of 9 new chickens to the farm.. we realized we would need a bigger chicken coop. Plus, the old coop we have was not designed to consider nest boxes so they would lay their eggs under their perches.. not good. So, we looked at a coop at Coastal Farm store and found this. It's WAY better built, has 5 nest boxes where you can open and get your eggs from the outside. It has opening and closing windows.
This is the roomy interior, I can see the floor covered with straw or wood chips and the feeder just inside the door. The 5 nest boxes are on the right. They will be filled with fresh straw.
The 2 long roosts. This coop can handle up to 15 hens, but 11 or less is good. :-)
Here are the chickie babies.. they are growing. My son Travis put a chicken wire "lid" over the clawfoot bathtub chick nursery. Now we shouldn't have to worry about them "flying the coop". :-)
My eldest granddaughter, Jenna, who lives FAR far away in Ohio, has taken up playing flute in the band. They had a massive group of 600 kids from all the area schools get together and have a group performance.. she is the girl in black in the center. I'm so proud of her!
Here is the group performing and all the proud parents. :-)
Here is a YouTube video that my daughter posted to share with me!
Can you believe some of the early blooming Rhododendrons are in full bloom around town?
My hibiscus bloomed.. goodness I love this flower.
My sister Denise and her husband went to Spring Training for baseball in Arizona. They also visited Tombstone and watched a recreation of the shootout at the O.K. Corral with these guys. Aren't they handsome? LOL!
We have to have a stump removed from in front of the current chicken coop, the man just came out to look at it and the removal will be on Monday. Then we have to figure out how to get the new coop moved into place. It's Caleb's birthday today! We're all going out to dinner to celebrate, he's 8 now! I hope you're having a good week. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)