We always start our chickens from peeps and when they get enough feathers, move them outdoors to moveable coops. Then once they start laying, they move to the permanent coops. This summer I hope to get 12 more chicks and also some meat birds. This is Hunter digging a path to the snow buried coops.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Chickens in the Winter
We've had chickens since we've lived here in PA. It's a great chore for the boys to have and also a way to make some money. We let the boys sell the extra eggs,,, we have to have a dozen in the frig and they can sell the extras. We've got "customers" from church and the neighbors love the eggs. Our problem isn't finding people to buy our fresh, yummy, better for you eggs,, it's keeping up with the demand! Right now Hunter, Luke and Silas all have their own chickens. Luke also has a duck in his coop. Last year poor Duck was attacked by a mean raccoon (which we later trapped and got rid of!) and was barely alive but she lived through it! Luke enjoys Duck and was so glad she made it!