Everywhere I go, I see coops.
Its the latest rage. Goes right along with the chicken-in-every-backyard craze.
These boys are building a huge coop, on wheels, in their driveway.
It will hold 50 hens and get moved every couple of days around their pastures, following their beef cattle. The hens will eat insects and grass, plus break up all the cow patties and spread them around.
The eggs from the chickens will feed the family and the surplus will be sold at their farm stand.
They found an old boat trailer that wasn't being used.
I could live in this thing. Lots of room and ventilation.
They were surprised that I was so interested in what they were doing.
I saw the project from the road and drove up the driveway to get a better look.
Once I introduced myself and explained my coop envy, the project manager became like Vanna White with vowels. I got the full tour.
I really appreciate people who can build stuff.
I desperately wanted to go to a vocational school for high school so I could build my own barn, but my mom wanted me to go to a parochial high school.
So, although I can say a wonderful Hail Mary, I can't build anything other than a compost pile and a decent tuna fish sandwich.
Building skills would be good to have this week. My chicks are growing quickly and I am needing a good coop.
Did you build your own chicken coop or purchase, barter or trade for it?
Anyone know of any 8x8 coops that need a good home ?