Saturday, June 13, 2009
We need to start thinking about where we would locate a coop in our yard, and what kind of run to construct. We live on a field where a lot of the neighborhood people walk their dogs off leash. It seems that chicken wire ends up droopy and with gaping holes. So we need a strong run and an affordable coop. Do we want a chicken tractor, which we can move around the yard so that the chickens fertilize our lawn as they go? How would we heat that in the Minnesota winter? Do we want an arty coop or country style? How 'bout a Manattan Loft? I calculate the age and date when the chickens should move out, and it looks like mid August. My husband is an Architect, so he starts doodling.