Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Our Chickens

When I run into friends, blog friends or complete strangers that follow Vintage Restyled, they all ask about the chickens!  I haven’t shared an update in a while. 

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I picked these little cuties up from the post office just 6 weeks ago.  They were 24 hours old.

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There’s Hubby building the chicken coop.

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We had a few nice days last week, so I opened the door and let them run wild.

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At first only one came out.  She ran all over the yard. They are fast!

For their protection (and my sanity), we needed to build a run for them.  An area that is completely enclosed so no predators will get them.  Our dog is the biggest threat!

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This is day 1.

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Now they have a red door.

The area where we placed the coop and the run has a concrete base.  We cannot figure out what this area was, but not much was growing in the space when we bought the house.  It turned out to be a perfect spot for the chickens.  Predators will burrow, but not here because of the concrete.  Perfect!

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Hubby was assisted by all the gals in the Gabor house. 

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Now when I am home, I can open the little door and they have a secure area to explore.

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A little fact I found interesting: when building the run, you cannot use chicken wire.  I guess you can only use chicken wire on memo boards!  Actually, it’s too pliable and the rotten raccoons can bend the wire.  Who knew?

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We do love our chickens.  We hope to get a few eggs as soon as December.

Have a good Tuesday!

XO-

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