I started out thinking about the garden and where to plant the new berry starts I got from some friends this week. But thanks to my ADD, I got side-tracked and started thinking about chickens… Where to put the coop? How big of a coop do we need? How should we build a coop? What kind of chickens do we want? So many questions! So many answers!!!
Needless to say, I had so much fun and spent SO MUCH TIME on the internet looking into it all. And here’s just a bit of what I’ve learned…
Sussex- dual purpose, high production, medium brown eggs, average brooders, cold hardy, curious, mellow, gentle, nice personality
There are lots of housing options out there. We just have to pick one that suits us best. I am hoping to have about a dozen hens. A coop that is about 6 feet wide, 4 feet deep, and 5 feet high is recommended. I found some that I like and some have features that I like, too. But I’ll probably go with what it easiest and cheapest… :o)
I also like this idea for making both feeders and waterers???