|It needs alot of clearing and beautifying!|
Yes really this was once (we hear) a chicken coop.
It is huge and has two lovely fruit trees to provide shade. We have started clearing it. But for what I am not too sure.
I love the idea of going out in the morning and collecting fresh eggs for breakfast. It is an idea that I am sure alot of people dream about.
BUT! And it's a big one there is a reality about keeping chickens that I am not too sure about.
I'm a wee bit scared of them, the flapping wings, the sharp claws. Nightmare stories of "egg bound" chickens. Plus we have a Jack Russell that we would need to keep away. And the big one for me is they attract rats which I am terrified of. Living in the country, by a creek and vineyard we have already had our fair share of vermin visitors.
I'm going to do my research but would love to hear from those of you who already keep chickens.
So - who out there keeps chickens? How many do you have? Which breed is best? Pros vs Cons?
I would love to hear your thoughts as at the moment I am still firmly on the (chicken) fence about them.