Yesterday Wolf and I picked up the chickens we ordered from Gitch’s Funny Farm. This year we got six layers and two meat. Doreen is raising the meat birds for us because we don’t really have the room to seperate the two groups of chickens.
Wolf had to do some work to the area of the yard we keep the chickens in. First he fenced in the area with some chicken wire given to us by someone on the fire department. Then he built a door so I can get in and out of the “chicken yard.” The six are in there now scratching away, content I think.
We’re going to borrow a rooster and get a couple of the chickens pregnant (note: planned pregnancies only here on Howling Hill!) so we can have some chicks and chickens a little later in the year.* I feel more confident about raising chicks because of the fencing; it’ll keep foxes and cats out of the coop.
If you want to see the coop building process check out this post
*I’m so glad our pet sitter loves all animals and is willing to care for the chickens while we’re on vacation in August.
Oh, and PS: Wolf already found an egg!