With the new chicks coming of egg laying age its time to move the older ladies to a retirement home. We are creating a coop set up in the barn.
We brought back their old nesting boxes they loved so much. They didn’t use the high tech metal one we just bought. They were laying their eggs on the floor in the corner. They are happy to have their boxes back. Plus we put together all new clean roosts.
My talented handy man created a wooden template for a chicken door. We can still close the barn doors to shut them in.
The biggest difference is the large free range space they have and are definitely loving it. There is no way to cover this large of an area.They are very hawk savvy so we aren’t worried about that, however I saw a fox the other day so we put up 4 electric fence wires on the outside.
They are really loving retirement. Lots of new vegetation to eat at their leisure and plenty of space to keep from getting on each others nerves. They’ve never had it better.
Watch as the ladies check out their new digs on their YouTube Channel: