Thursday, June 10, 2010

Chicken Digs

Finally got the coop constructed...after several unsuccessful tries we stumbled upon a very simple design that will satisfactorily winter the chickens. It's a simple wire arch partly covered with a tarp, with a doorframe at one end.

So far, so good.

We let them out near dusk to prove the theory that they'd automatically return "home" as soon as it got dark enough, and sure enough, they did. After a short period of frantic, joyous flapping, running, and scavenging, they headed inside and up onto the roost.

Egg-laying maturity is achieved at approximately 4 1/2 months.

The 6 bigger chickens are 2 months old.

The young ones are 1 month old.

All the males and one or two little females are huddled in the corner.
That's where the older chickens usually chase the little ones, anyway.


  1. Nice job. =] They are so adorable. =]

  2. wait a minute lady. =] I just scrolled down to check out your "tickers" and I noticed two I haven't noticed before??? Congrats in order‼ YAY‼ =]

  3. I can't believe how different the "chicks" look now. I thought my kids were growing fast, but your chickens have them beat!