A year ago we built our first chicken coop, bought 4 laying hens and began chicken raising for eggs. Originally we were going to build a second coop but we didn’t want to invest more money until we had more experience.
My middle son eagerly became the caregiver of our chickens. He set reminders in his iPod to feed chickens, check their water mid day, and put them to bed at night.
The past year, no matter the weather, he cared for the chickens. My husband helped him move the coop and kept track of egg counts. Currently our 4 eggs a day feeds our family. [Read more...]