We've been busy building a chicken coop from used materials we've found in our yard, our parents, and the old paintball field! Just in time, too, because yesterday I came home to find one of my biddies piddling around my spare room!! They're only about 4 weeks old, but already they're trying to fly around and this little one was able to get out of the cardboard box I've been using as the brooder! The only things we lack on the coop is building the door for the run and putting in some nest boxes.
For the boxes, we have some blue, plastic Pepsi crates (the ones the truck brings the 20oz. bottles to the jiffy stores in) that will be screwed into the interior walls of the hen house. Not pretty, but free and practical! BUT, a favorite blog of mine is having a giveaway for a two hole, metal hen box that they make on their farm!! I would love to win this myself, but I also want to tell you about it so that you can get in the running as well!! Head over to Life on a Southern Farm (Yes! They're in Georgia, too!!!) and enter to win one of these gorgeous boxes! If you're into farm living at all, I suggest you follow their wonderful blog, too!