Homesteading | Chicken Coop

Homesteading | Chicken Coop

If you’ve been following my stories, you saw that we introduced the girls to their new home on Sunday. Of course, instead of the warmth greeting their little feet a storm rolled in to teach them a little bit about the elements. However, they’ve hung in there and as of this morning, they even found their roosting bars. We made a run to Big R and bought organic/non-GMO pellets and scratch that support egg laying and we’re hoping that in the next couple of months our girls start giving us some pretty eggs! I wanted to post up the transition… and while my brother wanted video of me running around and chasing them to catch them.. all I’ve got are stills to share. Ha! I’m sure there will be entertaining videos to come.

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Real talk.. when I realized that this is where the girls will nest, real tears showed up. I fully anticipated using the nesting bins from my grandparent’s property and although the coop is stunning it wasn’t until the final reveal that I understood we would be using the updated technology over the nostalgic nesting bins. Sometimes, managing expectations means over communicating. Justin’s ideas are more functional than min 99.9% of the time which means no frills. We’re still learning!

Real talk.. when I realized that this is where the girls will nest, real tears showed up. I fully anticipated using the nesting bins from my grandparent’s property and although the coop is stunning it wasn’t until the final reveal that I understood we would be using the updated technology over the nostalgic nesting bins. Sometimes, managing expectations means over communicating. Justin’s ideas are more functional than min 99.9% of the time which means no frills. We’re still learning!

The site as a whole is still under construction but I wanted you to see the fencing. We’re “yarding” our chickens due to the coyotes, our dog, raccoons etc.

The site as a whole is still under construction but I wanted you to see the fencing. We’re “yarding” our chickens due to the coyotes, our dog, raccoons etc.

Amos LOVES feeding the chickens. He’s not so sure about spending time in their run with them but loves tossing them treats. He’s getting quite comfortable with the new feeder from Big R!

Amos LOVES feeding the chickens. He’s not so sure about spending time in their run with them but loves tossing them treats. He’s getting quite comfortable with the new feeder from Big R!

Justin’s worked tirelessly on this project and I’ve been so impressed at his welcoming and patience for Amos’ poking around. I love learning him as a dada.

Justin’s worked tirelessly on this project and I’ve been so impressed at his welcoming and patience for Amos’ poking around. I love learning him as a dada.

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