Are you handy & ready to take on a new project? Building the right coop for your chickens will take some research, so take a look at the plans I’ve collected on Pinterest. There are a lot to choose from, and if nothing else, maybe they’ll open a few doors to more. Good Luck!
Interested in how other chicken keepers manage their chickens? I know I’m constantly looking for ideas on how to make chores easier, better ways to stretch feed bills, bedding choices, and most of all housing.
I found this outstanding chicken coop on BackYardChickens, it’s certainly worthy of a little recognition! Click on the pic to see inside the coop and the building process.
It’s been a month now since mother nature caused havoc on our little farm. There is progress in the rebuild, but it’s SLOW. The barn has been torn down and hauled away, dirt and gravel has been brought in for the foundation, now I’m just waiting for something to happen. It seems every crew has another crew they’re waiting on for something.
Not much to see here yet…
In the meantime, a Quick Trip convenience store has shot up nearly overnight just down the street. Funny how big business has crews for everything all at the same time.
I’m not worried one bit, I hired Curt Boyd Barns & Fencing, in my opinion, the best barn builder in the Valley. He was able to design a custom barn suitable for my specific needs, and he’s been competent in hiring the crews needed to assist him. Unfortunately, with all the storm damage in surrounding areas, every contractor is much busier than usual.
The Silkie Bantams are acting like they’re in jail. They aren’t used to being locked up and there’s lots of squawking going on. I’m grateful there hasn’t been any battles in the coop, it’s hot, I can’t give them a fan, and space is limited. Not an ideal set-up, but hopefully they’ll fair well for another month.
October is just around the corner and I’m still hopeful for time to hatch Silkie chicks. If not, I guess I’ll just have to buy mail order chicks one more time. Either way, I’ll have a variety of ornamental bantams for sale in Spring.
To learn more about Three Pines Bantams at TBN Ranch, visit and “like us” on Facebook. There’s lots of info from all over the net for those interested in chickens. It is also where I’ll post chicks for local sale.