I’ve mentioned (possibly longer than a year ago) that we were planning to get a few backyard chickens. Due to one member of the family being a coop-planning perfectionist with dreams of glory, we’re only now breaking ground.
One day, it will be gorgeous! Right now, it has a moat, since rain has filled the foundation ditch with water since I took this picture!
Mom and Jacks out deepening the moat….
Jacks is supervising (while keeping a sharp eye out for earthworms):
And meanwhile, what’s the cat doing to help?
When the coop is finished, here’s the sign for the outside:
I’ve already chosen the breeds we’ll be getting, a selection of 8 or 10 different varieties, mostly all heritage/old-fashioned breeds. Here’s the first on my list, the Silver Cuckoo Maran.
The babies look like this:
What’s notable about the Marans, is the deep chocolate color of their eggs: