Lots of hard work has been going on in our garden over the past week. The chicken coop has finally been cleared (thankyou Mr H) in preparation for our chickens which we are hoping to get after Christmas.
If I were a chicken I think I would be quite happy pecking around in here under the shade of a couple of peach trees. There is a large dirt area for dust baths and general pecking. And a section of grass for lazying around in (do chickens laze?) plus a shed with nesting boxes for them to sleep in and hopefully lay lots of lovely eggs in.
There is still a bit of work to do - I would like to paint the sheds and make sure it is completely secure to keep our pup Charlie out.
The boys love this dirt pile and play in here daily. The can still dig around in here - but will have to share it with the chickens.
So lovely readers - who keeps chickens? How many do you recommend keeping? I was thinking about 3?
Do you recommend any good books or websites to read up on all things chicken?
Any chicken hints or tips you want to share?