Saturday, August 6, 2011

Welcome Home Chickens

Our chickens now have their very own home! A cute little orange coop complete with a wired window, 2 roosting sticks, a slide-out floor for easy cleaning, 4 nesting boxes, and a partially covered run. Happy homecoming, Chickens!
The Coop Pieces
C and S Holding Up the Front Side
Dad's Screwdriver Helper
All Side Put Together
C Helping Dad Put on the Nesting Box
S Helping Dad Put on the Nesting Box Roof
The 2 Roosts Put Inside and Floor Slid In
Moving Coop Under the Trees
Check out S's video describing our coop! (And yes, his jeans NEVER stay up! LOL)

Look how much our little chickens have changed since hatching! It's amazing! Sometimes we think we SEE them growing!
Cheeper Still Damp from Hatching - Thermometer is about 2 1/2 Inches Long
The 2nd Batch of Chicks at 1 Day Old

And now!
All 10 in the Temporary Run - See How Much They've Changed?

With a little more planning and work, A, J, J's friend T, C, and S constructed a  LONG run for the chicks (about 16x4). The older boys enjoyed using the staple gun and wire cutters! And now the chickens have PLENTY of space to dig, eat plants and bugs, and exercise.
J, S and J's Friend T Stapling on the Wire
S Helping Dad with the Door
Run Added to Coop - One Section NOT in Photo
Heading to the Coop for the Night
The chicks are VERY happy with their space! (And I'm happy to have them out of the house! LOL) What's next for our chicks? Well, when we figure out which ones are roosters they will be given to new homes and in a couple of months, Cheeper should start laying eggs!

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  1. I LOVE your chickens! We really want chickens and this is egging me on (get it??) LOL. They look very happy :-)

  2. Fun project! Thanks for linking up for the Wild Weekend Hop at!

  3. This looks great. Love happy chickens! :)

  4. Just found you at About a Mom blog hop and I must say... I'm totally jealous! I want chickens soo badly but we're not zoned for it in my neighborhood. We homeschool also but I haven't blogged about that, yet. My blog is still pretty new but I'd love it if you'd come check it out.

    Babblin' Brooke

  5. We got our first flock in March. We have 10 total and they just started laying 1 month ago. Chickens are so much fun. We are getting about 8 eggs a day.

  6. Hiya I'm Ellie from A Little of This and a Little of That blog and I found you through the Wild Weekend Blog Hop. I'm now your newest follower. You have a really nice blog. If you get a minute please stop by my blog and follow back. Have a great week!

  7. Oh man I can just imagine how much noise chicks in the house must be. They did a good job putting it together.

  8. how fun , you all enjoyed doing this together! those chicks look so cute. They are going to have one fab house.

    Thanks for linking this up to the Sunday Showcase!Hope to see you link up this weekend on the Sunday Showcase. Looking forward to seeing what you have to share.



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