Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Chicken House Ideas

I have been thinking about getting hens for a couple of years now. The problem is that I don't want to have them here on the farm. Why? We get deep snow and have many predators that will be a problem.  I have been trying to convince a friend who lives in town (where hens are allowed) allow me to put a few hens in his overgrown and unused backyard. I kinda like the blue one in the bottom photo. I think that in our rainy climate a covered chicken yard will be important. I have seen some chicken houses and yards built under those inexpensive metal carports that are popular, that really helps with keeping them dry during the long rainy season in western Oregon.