Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Coop

Here is the new chicken coop. Honey had to look all over for good chickens to put in to the new coop. While he was waiting he had some boxes made for the chickens to lay their eggs in. The box was for 6 chickens. When he finally found a chicken seller and he told him how big the coop was, the man said that 6 wasn't enough. You need 10 he said. So Honey came home with ten. Some of you have asked.... and no we don't have a 24 hour noise maker (aka rooster)..... yet. I think we might get one so we can have chicks and give them away. And yes I like the suggestion that the chicken(s) with the best egg production wins.... but I'm not sure how to keep up with the count. No one is usually outside when the eggs are layed..... so who's to know which egg came from which chicken, not me.

The six boxes that were made... apparently some of them share nests, cause we find multiple eggs in some of the boxes.

Chowin' down on the yummy corn and mash that gives their eggs that wonderful golden color. Honey is supposed to pick up a few eggs at the market today, so we can show you the color difference.


Jeff and Amy McKissick said...

love your coops....ours needs some improvements...ours are a bit shabby.

Tressa said...

Looking good!! Enjoy you some non watery eggs!

Anonymous said...

Hi! This is Miss Ann from Gram's office. I just wanted to say hello to the girls. Sounds like you are having a great adventure. Thanks for posting the pics and sharing the experience. Bye to the four blonde cuties.