Friday, May 31, 2013

The Kure Coop

May 11, 2012: 27 baby chicks arrive in a box on our doorstep.  There were 26 hens and 1 rooster.  There are several different breeds: Barred Rock, Rhode Island Reds, Buff Orphington, even 2 Golden Polish, and more. 

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 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.  :)

1 comment:

  1. You have an auger?? It seems like just yesterday when the only tool you owned was a small hatchet! The chicken coop is awesome and your chickens look very happy.