CHICKENS! That's right. I've been wanting chickens ever since we moved into our house. We eat plenty of eggs and would love to have homegrown eggs. D is on board with the plan. We have friends that have chickens and experience building coops.
There's a nearby farm having a sale on chicks in April. This means the race is on to build a coop. I'm not sure if we can make it happen in time since D is traveling a bit this month and next. I've already started searching for inspiration for kick ass coops though!
[There's a tractor coop that is moveable depending on the weather, sun, etc.]
[via backyard chickens]
I like this a lot. It seems pretty in depth for us though. I doubt we will make ours as "pretty." It even has a tin roof! We have a privacy fence as well, so the roof couldn't face in that direction.
I think this one is perfect. You don't have to get complicated by building a roof. There's a large shaded/covered cooped area as well as the elevated coop for eggs. I don't know that I necessarily need the window, but the hinged door would be a necessity for egg collecting.
I'm really excited about embarking on our chicken adventure! It should be easier to raise chickens than a garden, right?