You guys probably already know from my last post that I wanted to get some chickens in my backyard. Well after doing a lot of research, I finally decided that I am going to buy rustic chicken coop plans, which have a garden on top, so I can plant my carrots and tomatoes. I like this ideal, because I would be able to keep my chickens and garden in one area of my backyard. My kids would be able to have more space as well, which is the man reason I wanted to consolidate the coop and garden together. I pasted a picture above of what the coop is should look like when I am finished. Lets just hope I get this right!
You probably don’t know this, unless you are a close friend, but I like to try out hobbies most people would find quite weird. I can remember when I use to make everything out of duck-tape, and even made a duck-tape dress. I only wore the dress a couple times, because so many people would give my crazy stares. One thing I picked up this year is the hobby of raising chickens. The reason I wanted to try it out, was due to the chickens I saw at the White House. As I was walking by, I saw that they had a couple chickens in their backyard and thought it was pretty cool.
Here is a picture of my daughter feeding our chickens:
The rooster is named, Bruce, and is named after my sons favorite super hero; Batman. I let me daughter, Robin name all the hens, and they are all Disney princess names, like Bell, Jasmine, Elsa, and Anna. I missed a few but we have 12 hens in total and one Rooster. I did get two more hens, Elsa and Anna, so we used a barn type coop design, so all the hens would have room to spread their wings, no pun intended. I was able to talk with Susan Orlean, and she was able to help me expanded by little chicken farm. As of now, I would say that I love this hobby and plan on doing it for many years to come.
Let me know, if you plan of getting some hens for your backyard in the comments.