Once your chickens have grown and thrived in the brooder it is time for them to go out to their permanent home. By this point they have gotten too big for the brooder box and luckily they can tolerate the outside temperatures if fully feathered. A chicken coop can be just about anything. Most people use a small building. Some build or purchase a small coop, while others use a barn or portion of a barn. I have even seen an old junked car turned into a chicken coop. There are many options and no one right answer, but there are some necessary features to be included in a chicken coop.
- Summers Acres
We are a husband and wife duo with 5 kids, 4 boys and 1 girl. Our kids are growing up fast and only the 2 youngest are still in high school. Our journey began at our 1700 square feet home with just over 1 acre of land. God has blessed us greatly and we recently purchased and moved into our farmhouse and 14 acres of beautiful farm land in Ann’s hometown. Over the years God has compelled us to cultivate a simpler, less busy, and more joyful life. That is a process that takes time with one new learned skill or one simplification or change at a time. We love our chickens and goats and the benefits they provide us for a healthier more natural diet. We enjoy gardening to raise our own food, but also appreciate the therapeutic qualities of getting our hands in the dirt. We are not masters at any of this, but have learned a lot in our journey.
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