Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ready for their Closeups





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.

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