Chickens adventures!!!

So almost a year ago now, we got chickens. I had 8 little white fluff balls in my basement in a kiddie pool.

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They have been so much fun to have around!! As they got older and we could move them outside I realized I need to build a coop and run for them. Temporarily they lived in a rabbit hutch.

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Then I rescued scrap wood from my dads job site (he builds houses and was just gona burn it up) and worked for about a week building them a coop! We don’t have much space where we are at now, so it needed to b small.

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The end result was this beautiful coop that looks like a playhouse in my yard!!!

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Next will be the run, but the fencing worked until I got around to it! As the chickens got older I found I had 4 roosters… I wanted laying hens, so I took my roosters to the local butcher shop and took care of that. Brought them home and then came my first experience with canning chicken!! Eeep! It was so exciting!!

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There’s the canned chicken and broth on the top left! Then came the need for more hens. I came across some beautiful black n white chickens at a garage sale, of all places lol. They have been a great addition to my flock!!

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Now I was getting back to where I wanted to be, 6 chickens!! We would go out and spend as much time with them as we could, because my goal is to have happy chickens, pets with a purpose!!! And here’s where my story gets sad , one of my white hens got sick…. She got an impacted crop which then became infected and soured…. As I didn’t want to give her antibiotics I treated it as much as I could for almost a month, thought she was getting better, but then one morning I went out to check on her and I knew her battle was over…. She just layed there with her eyes closed…. It was so sad 😓 We had to put her down…. Here she is on one of her last few days with us…

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Then came the time to build a run! I love building stuff!

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And here’s the finished run!!

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Turned out pretty great if I do say so myself!! And my ladies love it!!!! Yay!!! I’d say that’s enough for this post on my chickens. Thanks for reading! 👍😄

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