I have wanted chickens for so long. I love my chickens. They are absolutely wonderful. All 8 of them, sigh. I’m not so much mad at them s I was the other day, but I’m still sort of mad. I have become much more strict with them. They are little teenage hens, and boy do they act like it. They want to do what they want to do and get really upset with me when I try to force them to do what they don’t want to do.
I made a makeshift pen for them and have so far been able to get all 8 of them in it every night, for 2 nights. The coop is almost done too. I should be able to finish it this weekend. In the end I think the entire thing should cost us less than $20. One of my fantastic friends gave me a whole pile of wood she didn’t need. Another friend donated the wire for three of the sides. We got some pallets from C’s work that i am currently taking apart to use the wood along the back. We are going to use a tarp for the roof until we can afford to put on a better roof. The only thing we have really had to buy were the tacks and screws.
I’m really proud of my work. It’s the first time I have built something on my own. Ok, not completely on my own, C helped a little, but the main work was done by me! Once it’s complete we will move it to the grass, add 4 boxes inside and move the chickens. EEEP!! I’m so excited.
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I have heard and seen old kitty litter buckets make great nest boxes and friends with cats might have some on hand to help with keep the cost super low!