Our chicken ranch seems to be continuing on. My sister found a great bunch of old books on raising chickens, feed and how to manage flocks - old school. The books are from the 1920's and they are so good.
We continue to learn. Right now in the "open air" coop there are 8 hens.... and we get about 6 eggs a day from them. In the enclosed coop there are 22 hens.... and we get about 8 eggs a day. Hmmmmmm, what is wrong with this picture?
After studying, reading and thinking, talking and pondering, the guys have cut out the door and some "windows" to make the enclosed coop "open air". I'll let you know how it goes. So far, the chickens seem to love it, but it is the first day. The idea is to give them light, cross ventilation and one solid wall for a feeling of protection.
I am going to do a separate post on my sister's thoughts on the whole chicken process. We are both more convinced than ever that it is a good way to go.... raise them up as natural and healthy as possible by giving them what they need. This gives us ample resource then for protein from the meat and eggs.
It is baseball season and our son-in-law found time to play a little ball with our youngest son out in the orchard. What a great day!
Best of health to you