When we moved into our house, there was an 8 x10 shed, with premade chicken doors and a shelf (perfect for roosting.) Earlier this summer we started with 3 Buff Orpington hens and 1 BO rooster. 2 weeks ago I acquired some 4 Isa Brown hens, and 2 days ago I acquired approximately 20 more hens, a hodge podge of sort. Some Sex Links, Lots of Rhode Island Reds, 2 Wyandottes, 2 Barred Rocks and Australorps. Yesterday I acquired another 2 Rhode Island Reds, another Barred Rock, and an Aeracauna(sp?). So I currently don\'t know how many hens I have, but my flock is complete. I\'m somewhat new to chickens, so I\'m going to be asking LOTS of questions, so bear with me. I\'ve kept chickens before, but not in this quantity.
I say chicken flock as opposed to chicken \"coop\" as the majority of the birds have decided to roost in the apple tree, even though with shelves and roosting perches, there is plenty of space in the coop itself.
My goals are to provide eggs in large quantities for my family of 3, (I could eat hard boiled eggs all day long every day!) And sell the rest to pay for chicken feed.
This is a picture of this summer\'s broody checking on her chicks. I will take a coop picture tomorrow.