I've been wanting to get 2 or 3 or 4 laying hens for about two years now. I don't think anyone takes me seriously and when I would off hand mention I needed some help building a little coop, they just smiled and said OK.
But so far, no coop builders!
(I refuse to buy a ready made coop as they want WAY too much for something you can make fairly cheap!)
I've done all kinds of research about chickens and their needs, and on chicken coops.
Everyone that has chicken LOVES it!!!
It's not like I want one like this!!!!!
Or this! (But isn't this cute!)
I plan on putting a little coop inside this unused dog pen which I can then make secure from raccoons, fox, skunks, hawks and of course Rocky (my bird dog!) and my 2 cats.
As far as size goes, I was thinking of something simple like just the red part of this house.
Then I could do some sort of fencing around this rough area in the yard where they could go out in the daytime and scratch around. I live in the country but am surrounded by a golf course so I can't exactly let them be free range. I think there would be objections and probably some dead chickens if they wandered up on the 2nd tee!!
Anybody out there keep chickens????
Please let me know what you think!
Just an added note about these OFF Clip-On insect repellents. I've used them for a couple years and no longer ever use insect spray. They work great. The refills last pretty long too.