Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ready for their Closeups

Sally
Celia






  



Urilla








Josephine




Wyatt Earp: The Sheriff

(So the females are named after Wyatt Earp's 4 "wives" just in case you were wondering)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Very special delivery!

The chicks arrived on June 9th...

We sectioned off a portion of the coop for their brooder.
Used aspen bedding which is non toxic.

The chicks arrive via mail from a local hatchery.


A brooder light. Non medicated chick starter crumble (Manna). 
And fresh room temperature water.


Two buff Orpington females, a black Sumatra male, 1 Dominique female, 1 Egyptian Fayoumis female, and a Delaware female.
All made it through shipping just fine!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Cooped Up



Concrete board siding. Once painted the finish lasts 30 years.
Metal roofing panels.


Coop/Barn/Garden
The chickens will be allowed to free range.

Night lights, partly to deter predators, partly because it looks so darn cute.
These are dark sky lights-to avoid unnecessary light pollution-with LED bulbs that generate almost zero heat and last for many years.
Entrance from the barn interior into the coop.

Coop interior