Nope, this is no typical (small) tractor coop. This bad boy is currently housing 8 chickens. The run is 60sqft and the coop is 24sqft. We were going to hinge the bottom, but the egg collection door (on the back) is so nice and big, we decided there’s no need. It has two roosts on the inside running along either side with plenty of room for the nest boxes.
We will add the nest boxes once the girls are older- we are expecting eggs from the barred rocks come the end of July/first of August and eggs from my babies the first of September. with 8 chickens we should get 6-8 eggs a day! That’s more than we can eat, so I am hoping to sell a dozen or two a week. If nothing else it can pay for their feed. =)
Scarlet keeps watch over them at all times. We weren’t sure how she would react (since she was raised hunting and kills cats/squirrels/moles when she can catch them), but she just lays by them all day. I think she is more jealous that they have food all day and cabbages to eat! haha Fingers crossed, no opossums or coons will be messing with our feathery girls, thanks to Mama Bear.