Ever noticed that kids like chickens? At the very least, even if they are a bit nervous, they want to know about the chickens. We love showing off our girls to any kids (or adults) that come along. If we’re lucky and we play our cards right, we assimilate a few of them…into chicken farmers. That’s right, chicken farmers. We hope they’ll have kids of their own one day and they will turn those kids into chicken farmers too.
Meet Mike and Renee, who are now keepers of chickens! Mike is holding “Beauty”. They have 16 hens and 1 rooster.
Here’s Abe, isn’t he beautiful? Roosters are always more good looking than hens, just like most birds.
This Buff Orpington’s name is “Feathers”. Almost all of the chickens have been named by Mike and Renee.
This wacky looking hen is a Houdan. The Houdan comes from France and has 5 toes!
Check out the feet – I’ll bet the other hens are jealous of her fine footwear now in the cold of Winter.
Here’s the awesome looking chicken coop that Mike and his Dad made. Have you ever seen a log chicken house before?
This one even has a deer antler for the door handle. Pretty spiffy!
The coop is trimmed with Christmas lights.
The trapdoor that they open up so the chickens can come outside into their big fenced run.
Mike says he and Renee check for eggs about 2 or 3 times a day. They’ve got a great setup inside…..roosts in one corner
Nesting boxes in the other corner.
Dual heat lamps to keep the girls and Abe nice and warm during the Winter.
A seperate equipment and feed room is part of the log chicken house.
So, now Mike and his family are enjoying eating fresh eggs from their chickens. They are learning how to take care of chickens and the other responsibilities that come along with having them. They make sure there is enough feed and water for their chickens to eat and enough hay in their coop to keep them warm.
Thank you to both Mike and Renee as well as their parents for letting me post these pictures of their chicken operation! That is the finest chicken coop I have ever seen – it’s a Poulet Palace!
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