The girls and I have been busy today getting Mr. Rooster’s coop converted to a chick house. We have been planning on getting new chicks this spring. Jess and David are going in with us to get them. The girls and I went over to Tractor Supply the other day to get a new wheelbarrow tire. The breed of chicks we wanted to get were already there. We are getting Buff Orpingtons (not sure I spelled that right). We also are getting a few black chickens which I have forgotten the name of. I thought they would give the chicken house a little different color. We plan on putting them in Mr. Rooster’s coop for temporary.
The inside of the coop.
This is the area the chickens from last year are in. They will soon be moving into another house and lot area. (As soon as we get it ready.) Then the new chicks will move into this house and lot. When they get old enough we will combine them all together.
The day was absolutely beautiful here. Lots of sunshine and temperatures in the low 60’s. While we worked, as you could see from the previous pictures, we had lots of help from the chickens. Sometimes even jumping up into the new coop. Our ladies are very curious. We also had these visitors. They did not come very close though. We hope they decide to nest on the island again. The mallard ducks have also been checking the island out. Spring-I think- is definitely on its way.
We hope to get the new chicks tomorrow!! Enjoy your day and God bless.
Hi Donna.. Are those your cows? Nice hen house.. smile.. Our fields are still covered with snow… But we can smell Spring in the air at times.. Not today as it is very cold … Soon, though..
What beautiful pictures. How fun to be getting chicks. I think we are going to hold off for another month. We had snow in our valley today. The wind has been blowing as well.
Have a wonderful evening with your family.
Chicks are so exciting! Looks like you girls did a great job getting the coop ready. 🙂 The grass is so green around the chicken lot. We are adding 50 more feet of wire to our “barnyard” soon. I hope you have goslings and ducklings this year. I am hoping for some ducklings for myself too. 🙂
Wow! I know you can’t wait to get your chicks. Your quiet coops will be bustling again soon! You guys did a great job getting ready for them.