My Spring List
Welcome to Part II of my Spring Chicken Keeping Post! If you didn't read Part I you can click here.
I've got a pretty good understanding of the chicken keeping basics. It's been less than a year and I've figured out a lot. My goal for this spring is to make my chicken's lives even better. I was thrilled to be able to finally put the girls outside yesterday. When I left in the morning they hadn't worked up the nerve to venture out yet but when I arrived home all twelve of them were happily enjoying the "warm" weather (is 8 degrees Celsius really considered warm this year?) and sunshine.
|A Couple of our Girls Hanging Out|
|Up-cycled Dog Bed becomes a Dust Bath|
Source: Inside the Chicken Coop
|This is the type of basin I want to use! |
Source: Little Farm in the Big City
|Source: Urban Garden|
|Source: The Art of Doing Stuff|
Improve the Exterior: For "Year One" the outdoor yard and interior coop were the priorities. Installing the run, electricity and water went way over our original concept of what keeping chickens would cost us. This year I can have a little more fun with the exterior and decor. First thing I want to do is power wash the exterior and paint it. There are brackets for hanging baskets and I'd love to get some flowers outside this year. There are "flower beds" on the front and side of the coop that were a hot mess of bushes and weeds last year. I'd also love to order a cute sign off of Etsy for the coop.
I love the black hardware on the chicken coop below! I also love the rustic charm of the second pictured coop. Maybe I can add some rustic touches to mine.. the shutters and hanging star are super cool and trendy.
|Source: Tracy Porter|