We are almost done the new coop/rabbit house! We turned a little brown 70’s particle board 8×8 shed into an 18×8′ long outbuilding with electricity! We used mostly recycled, restore or auction materials (like our gorgeous $5 siding). It is fully insulated, with a 5×8′ storage room in the front entrance and a gable window on the South-west side.
Next week I will introduce the older hens, who are still out in the small coop, enjoying the last of the good weather. A black Silkie, a Partridge Silkie, a tiny Brahma, 2 Gold Laced Polish and a Mille Fleur roo. They are the calmest hens that we have ever had, except for the black Silkie. She is a bit of a nut. She races around every morning pecking everyone in site & then spends the rest of her day in a nest box. I am going to break her broodiness when I get her in the new coop & hopefully that will relax her a bit!