The area around our coops has always been a muddy mess. Way down on our list of to-do’s was to fix it. Then, within an hour or so, it moved to the top of that list. We had cement poured for our back yard patio and there ended up being quite a bit leftover. We weren’t prepared for another section of cement being poured, but
Our Goat Fence
This spring I brought home a new animal species to our little farm, 2 Nigerian Dwarf Goats. We didn’t have a fence for the goats, so Farmer John quickly got one built.
Our Chicken Huts
A couple years ago we got turkeys & Farmer John built them a shelter, which we referred to as the Turkey Hut. We no longer have turkeys, but the hut worked well for chickens. So well that Farmer John built a second hut just for the chickens.
New Quail Home
Last Spring we brought home 3 Coturnix Quail. They’ve been living right outside our back door, which is nice because they’ve been getting plenty of attention. But, they’ve been living in 2 large dog crates. Not the ideal home. Finally, they’ve been moved to a better home.
Our Chicken Tractors
A number of years ago Farmer John told me about chicken tractors. I thought he was crazy. Cuckoo. It did not go with my vision of a cutesy coop surrounded by flowering perennials and a picket fence. I also couldn’t imagine why you would want to move your chickens throughout the yard. Let’s be realistic, my cutesy coop was not practical. The majority of our
Our Main Coop & Run
Before the Chicken Huts & before the Chicken Tractors was our main coop. Farmer John built it in the spring of 2009. The coop hasn’t had many changes, but the run has. We still consider this our main coop since it is where most of our egg layers call home.