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Hen House for four hens

purple chicken coop
Vanessa Britt had been wanting to raise hens for a while, but did not really know what to expect. When she was given four hens by a friend on a Friday she was still a little nervous about the whole idea but coming home from work on the Tuesday to her first egg soon dispelled those doubts “I think I have chicken fever!!!”. Even her husband was excited (like a lot of husbands he didn’t say so in so many words, but immediately started to make plans to build a bigger hen house) :-)

golden laced pencilled chickens

hen house inside dog pen

Backyard Chicken Coop

Bertha on fence in front of chicken coop
This backyard coop belongs to Sandra Luckett. The decision to enclose the coop was made after Bertha (shown above surveying her domain) kept jumping the fence, despite having had her wings clipped. Unfortunately one time their dog attacked Bertha so he now stays inside when the girls are let out – and Bertha gets to torment him through the glass door! :-)

children and chickens in garden

Chicken Coop for three chickens

Thanks to Tammy Peck for these photos of her coop. Tammy’s journey with chickens began when her neighbour Larry went away for a few days. He asked if she and her husband would keep an eye on his chickens and collect the eggs each day – it was a large coop, made into four rooms which the chickens could go in and out of as they liked. Tammy and her husband went from room to room collecting an average of 20 to 23 eggs a day from these chickens – and Tammy was hooked :-)

A short while later a small incubator and a semi-successful first hatching attempt left Tammy with a cute white leghorn chick who soon had two more new friends after a trip to the feed store (you can read the full story with photos in the September 2008 issue of the Keeping Chickens Newsletter).

Tammy’s husband built this “almost finished” coop for the girls (Pippin, Ethel and Lucy) from plans he had found on the Internet which he tweaked a little to include an additional back door for easier cleaning (without having to go inside the pen).

chicken coop

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