Tuesday, February 5, 2013

If you build it, eggs will come!

Coop and in upper right, you can see those buckets
A couple of weeks ago, we got some chickens for free (You can go HERE to read about that story).  We had a chicken coop attached to the barn, so were excited to move the "new-to-us" chickens in.  It came equipped with 5-gallon buckets for nesting, but I had my suspicions that it wouldn't work for them.  Of course, our chickens were molting, too, so we weren't sure how long it would take before they would lay in a new place and finish molting.

This weekend was beautiful, so Mr. Right and my Oldest set to work at making a nesting boxes for the hens.  Mr. Right salvaged some plywood that was laying around at work for years to build them.  He even split a log to hold the nest in down the front of the boxes.

 Isn't it just wonderful?  Now, Mr. Right and the boys have been visiting the coop regularly to see if the hens have made any eggs for breakfast!
Mr. Right even added an extension to the nests, for the hens to perch on.  
 Two days later - WE GOT EGGS!  We are all so very excited that we got two eggs from our free chickens that we can hardly contain ourselves!
Aren't they the most yummy eggs you've ever seen?  We can't wait to see what's in store tomorrow!  I love to share with the blogs on the right column!