|Posted by MIMarans on February 18, 2013 at 8:35 PM||comments (0)|
I have begun collecting eggs and what an exciting time of year. Even though it was -1F last night, I am hopeful that spring will come to Michigan sooner than later.
I got three eggs today, not bad considering the frigid cold.
They sure are pretty. The light egg is an Isa Brown. The Isa's lay eggs so large they don't even fit in an egg carton.
|Posted by MIMarans on January 6, 2013 at 10:30 PM||comments (0)|
Wow, time has flown and I haven't posted anything good lately! Hope everyone has a great year. Here is the new condo 90% completed. Need a few more trim items, finish the gutters but you can see the little problem there...ugh, winter. I am working around it though. Yes, that is a new vinyl window. I know....I know.
Have a game in this photo..can you see the cat? Hint: she's in one of the trees.
|Posted by MIMarans on June 5, 2012 at 8:50 AM||comments (1)|
I have finally begun contruction on a more permanent residence for my flock. Right now I have 3 small coops sort of pieced together. So, this will be a grand consolidation when it is complete. There are several features that I am looking forward to having, but most importantly, more room. My other coops were small elevated coops, so they were difficult to clean, collect eggs, etc. This coop will have external egg doors. Being able to walk into it will make cleaning much easier. Will also have plenty of storage so I can keep the feed in the coop. The 8' walls in the main part of the coop will be nice. The roosting/nesting area has a 6' wall. I was going for a little architectual diversity rather than just having a plain box of a coop. It will have opposing roofs, the main will be a standard gable, and the roosting/nesting area will have an opposing shed style roof.
Yes, I am aware that it looks more like a house than a chicken coop. My wife was kind enough to point that out already. She asked if it was going to be two floors. My 5 year old asked later, "daddy, are you building a new house?". Straight from the mouths of babes. I got down from my ladder and took a few step back....it's not THAT big is it? Yep...it is. At least I am able to recycle my own cyclone fence I had laying around.
|Posted by MIMarans on February 17, 2012 at 5:50 PM||comments (0)|
We are excited to be starting our 2012 season! The kids and I will be planting seeds this week to begin our early planting. Love is in the air in the coops and we are getting beautiful eggs. Things that are happening:
So....A LOT going on! We will be posting pictures soon....
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