So a friend of mine got 4 chickens as chicks and raised them for a time. Then when they reached coop size decided it wasn't a good time buy a coop and wanted to get rid of them. I was excited to get free chickens when all the hardest part ( raising them from chicks) was done. I have been debating it for awhile and decided I did want to walk out my door and get great fertilizer and fresh eggs. So we rushed to put together a coop from an old shed at our bookstore. And now we have 4 new girls in the family. Let me introduce you.
This is Sunshine ( the kids named them with our approval.) I think she is lowest in the pecking order and she is the smallest.
George is demonstrating our door that opens to the nesting boxes I built inside. These hens are still a few months too young to lay but hopefully we will get some this fall. I am doing everything I can to keep them cool enough to make it through the summer heat. We are still working out the making of a run right now. We let them in the yard for now with the kids watching and shut them in at night but I have had to catch them a few times now and I am looking forward to having a run they can go into on their own.