A year later I am happy to report that all 27 chickens remain alive and well. We get around 18 eggs per day from the hens and around the clock protection...and sounds...from the rooster, who we've named Big Ben.
But where to put them???
I know you're sitting there wondering how we've managed to have 100% survival rate over a year later. It is worth wondering and I will show you how our version of Fort Knox...the Kure Coop...is so strong.
*Editors note: Kure in Romanian means 'Chicken'. This is Amy's attempt, and it is noted, to get in touch with her married family's heritage. :) *
Tour the coop in this visual tour!
|Where they play|
|Where they eat/sleep/lay eggs|
|Where they sleep at night (rods for closets!)|
|Where they lay their delicious golden eggs...golden yolks that is....|
|These gals are demonstrating how the interior coop and exterior pen connect|
|Exterior shot from the back. An expansion was completed May 31, 2013.|
|Complete with door for letting them roam a bit.|
|What?? How did I dig those 4x4x8's in? With my auger of course. :)|