(Photo taken by Elisabeth with her camera!)
Well, I never did tell you that our chickens had to go on a little vacation mid-winter. We had some issues with our barn and needed to find a better space for them for awhile. Now the barn is under construction and we decided we needed a better coop to bring our gals back! Luckily, we were so fortunate to have neighbors who gladly "chickensat" for us. They have a few birds of their own, and soon the two flocks were making friends!
But with summer upon us, we needed to get a coop together. So I found a beautiful one on Craigslist. I've been checking daily for months and never really found one that suited us, but last weekend I came across this one. A couple is making them and even delivered it to our doorstep this morning.
Yesterday I spent 10 hours digging 12 holes for the fence, actually went to a lumber yard and bought fencing and lumber, made a gate, used a power saw, and by the end of the day was sweaty, dirty, and had a chicken run finished and a space for the coop! And I didn't even know I could do any of it!
So now the chickens are home and settled into their new digs for the first night. It's so great having them back. I've missed them so! And I love their new little yard and I hope they do too!!
Do you have chickens? I'd love to see your set up!