Animals are an integral part of our homestead. Over the years, we’ve cared for ducks, chickens, bees, goats, and pigs to supply us with meat, eggs, milk, honey, and companionship. These days, we’ve pared it down to chickens, goats and bees.
First off, the chickens! My handy husband created this awesome chicken house (the blue structure) that is mounted on bicycle tires, and fully movable. Sticking out of the sides are easy-access nest boxes, and you can access the interior from a big fold-down door in the back, so mucking out the coop is a snap. They have a little lean-to and a plastic covered tunnel in which to hide out from the rain and snow(!). And the rest of the time, they are scratching and pecking in their big old grassy pasture. Pretty sweet digs for chickens.
Our flock was just recently dramatic reduced by a series of kills by hawks and raccoons. So we’re down to one handsome rooster, and three hens.