The chicken yard is complete!

Finally we have a functioning chicken coop with yard! It is so nice to be able to let the chickens just roam around the yard, head back into the coop and outside again all on their own whim. Having this project done makes having chickens much, much easier!

 

The only ┬áthing we are waiting for now is netting to keep the hawks out. That should be here in the next week or so and putting that up should be very simple. We’ve been watching the chicken in their yard now for a few days and I think they love it. When we would go put them away in the evening, we would have to herd them in and we wondered if they would ever go back in on their own. Then, last night there was a good little rain shower while we weren’t home and when we came back, all chickens were happy and warm inside the coop. This little coop and yard is working out nicely.

Caught up in the whirlwind…

…of moving. And getting our little piece of land a little more livable. So our blogging the adventure has been a little non existent. Add to that the fact that we have not got our power yet, and obviously we don’t have Internet either. Still, our apologies for not  posting as of lately. But, I’ve just hooked up a new app on the old iPhone and finally figured out how to get it all working. So, now we can blog from the boondocks! 

Today is a colder one (10C), steady rain and a strong wind. It kind of brings all outside work to a halt. Yesterday we were able to finish up the side on the chicken coop and get the flashing on the roof tied in. Water-tight just in time for all this rain.

The chickens are doing well and getting bigger. Steph built a few chicken tractors to get them out and about during the day. Next project is to fence in the chicken run and get a permanent setup for them to be outside and protected. 

Anyway, just a quick note letting you know we haven’t forgotten about this blog and sharing with you, just weren’t really able to for a while. But no, steadier posts will be coming. Cheers!