So, back in Las Vegas, after we decided to make the move to the river cottage, we started to talk about having our own chickens for eggs. We did quite a bit of research on types of chickens, keeping chickens, chicken coops and chicken feed. All the things you would do before you started keeping chickens. We figured on 5-6 chickens so we could have a few eggs and perhaps sell a few ( we’ll see about that in the spring).
With all the different coops we looked at via the web, we have decided we could build a coop from the materials we have found in the tool shed and the basement. Now we only need to buy the chicken wire and a few bolts and hinges! The picture below shows our progress as of August 18, 2012.
I will continue to update you on the progress of “The Chicken Ranch”. I am sure my Vegas followers will get a kick out of the name ! We also have a few names picked out for the hens but we will have to wait to see if they fit the birds. I am looking forward to eating fresh eggs!