This past March, we did something that we've been wanting to do for quite a while now. And being where we live, we can actually do what we're doing. So what are we doing? Well, welcome to Higham Acres!
As you may remember, last Fall, we were given a chicken coop with a couple chickens and a rooster. We vlogged about it here, We Got Chickens! Throughout the winter we were getting just a couple of eggs a week, with some weeks there being no eggs. But our plan was to add to our little flock and increase our egg laying possibilities in the spring.
It's been about 2 months and the chicks and ducks have grown considerably. In fact, just a couple of weeks ago, we had to move the chickens outside. Now this is no small feat. We had to do a little construction to get ready for the move. So we started saving some money for the items that we would need including lumber, wire screening, screws, feed and water containers, and a tarp.
The Saturday morning arrived and we got to work. After an early trip to our Home Depot, we were back at the house and construction began! Step one, move the coop to it new location in the yard.
Jay made the trip to Home Depot for the supplies. He got everything, including the 10 footers into the mini van.
With the lumber laid out, we got to work.
It didn't take us long to get the frame up. Simple, yet effective.
After the frame was together, we wrapped the structure in 2 inch chicken wire.
For the ducks we set up a temporary pen for them. Of course they get the pool!
When we were all done, we had two working pens, one for the chickens and one for the ducks. Friends are calling our house, Higham Acres. I don't know about all of that, but we sure love having the chickens and ducks. And once we start seeing some eggs, I know we'll love them even more!
We have a bunch of pictures of both the ducks and the chickens. You can see them here: Meet Our Farm Friends.
- the higham family
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