We brought our chickens home about a month ago and life has never been the same. These little creatures continue to amaze and delight us, and we love having them around. For their first month here they lived in a Rubbermaid box inside a dog crate in the little cottage in our backyard. It was the perfect set up for them and us while we worked on getting the run and coop ready.
A week ago we moved them into their new home and they love it! They wander around, they peck away at the ground, they love it when we come and visit and at night the cuddle up in their coop.
We are very proud of this little chicken run and coop. Our goal was to use as much recycled materials as possible and we met that goal perfectly. The only materials we had to purchase were chicken wire, some screws, hinges and latches, everything else you see is reused material.
We still have to make up some nesting boxes for the coop and we plan to section off a portion of the run and seed it so they have some delicious greens to compliment their diet. But for now, they are happy and so are we.