I have a fair size patch of lawn (filled with moss and buttercups...lol) and I have decided to cut it in half with a fence and have some chickens.... I am going to have a coop with a run for when I have to pop out and double fence with chicken wire over the stock fencing that is hidden in the hedges either side and along the bottom.....
Now do you think I should go wooden coop...
or plastic eglu ?
now I know the price of the eglu cube and no I have not won the lottery...lol
but if in the long run it will last longer and be kinder to the girls then I am willing to forgo all Birthday and Christmas presents this year to pay for it! lol
do any of you lovely chook keeping ladies and gents have any hands on knowledge of either?
I am in a quandary!
I thought having some chickens would give me some company for when Daniel eventually starts school in September plus the idea of the odd freshly laid egg is so very appealing... lol
any advice greatly appreciated...
also I think I will re home battery hens rather than buy new... I know that they can be shorter living but I would like to think that I am giving her a new chance and however long she may live a better life...
looking forward to hearing your ideas and thoughts