After waiting for over a year to get the coop built, we finally got chickens! Woot woot! I’m so pumped! We ended up getting 5 birds although I think our coop could house more. We have:
1 Americauna (she’s nutty)
1 Barred Rock
2 Rhode Island Red
The Americauna is a little older and should start laying soon. The other birds will start laying in a month or so.
Here’s the coop that my handy husband built. I think we spend less than $50 for everything. He used wood from a shipping crate for the coop and we got a free large dog cage for the run.
We are enjoying our birds, but still have a lot to learn. I named the Americauna Delilah and Mike name the 2 RIRs Thelma and Louise. The other two are still nameless. Anyone have any tips for first time chicken owners? From the Farm Blog Hop