I moved the chickens from the old house to the farm a couple days ago. My in-laws have two big dogs so I didn’t want them to have to worry about the chickens. When they first got here, I had them in a rigged up shack made from a dog cage and a tarp..ha! They didn’t seem to mind. They still laied eggs everyday and had plenty of giant grasshoppers to eat in the pasture.

On the way to the farm.

On the way to the farm.

Welcome to the farm.. Sorry about the gettho coop!

Welcome to the farm.. Sorry about the gettho coop!

Thursday, Dave, and my father-in-law, brought the coop to the farm. When Dave builds something, he OVERBUILDS! This is not a bad thing. It’s a great thing, actually! I would feel safe in that coop during a tornado. But when it comes to moving it, ugh, things get tricky. They moved it at night to avoid traffic.

Backing the coop in. Yay!

Backing the coop in. Yay!

They slid it off the trailer on 2×4’s. Everything stayed together so I was able to switch the chickens over right away. We only had one bad thing happen. Dave hit the picnic table by accident. I guess we will just have to build one of those big farm tables I have always wanted, darn. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sorry table! :(

Sorry table! ๐Ÿ™

The chickens are happy to have their house back!
We got these chickens when they were a couple days old. They grew up in our little back yard. At the farm, they have A LOT more space. I kept the coop closed for a few days so they know that is their save home to go back to. Then I opened the doors to let them explore. They wouldn’t go very far from the coop. I think chickens are smarter than people think. I hope they like their new home!!

The chickens seemed a little nervous to come out.

The chickens seemed a little nervous to come out.

Then they saw the crickets and giant grasshoppers and forgot about being nervous. :)

Then they saw the crickets and giant grasshoppers and forgot about being nervous. ๐Ÿ™‚

I'm pretty sure they will be happy here. :)

I’m pretty sure they will be happy here. ๐Ÿ™‚

I need to decide soon if I am going to get more chickens before winter or not. When you have more chickens their collective body heat keeps the coop warm in the winter. I have to read about how to properly introduce new chickens first.

Have a nice week! Thanks for reading!

-Ashley

 

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