Getting Ready for Chickens

In about 2 weeks, we will receive our shipment of chicks from a hatchery in Nebraska. We are raising free range birds this year. We’ve been looking at a free range operation ever since we visited a free range operation in Nebraska. This year, we are finally ready to forge ahead with our plans.

First we needed to build a free range chicken tractor. We opted for a hoop house model. Building it was a lot of work, but it was fun and satisfying. Now we just have to hurry up and wait until the birds arrive.

Laying out the frame.
Hog panels make the hoop.
Tying on the chicken wire.
It’s nearly finished; it just needs the tarp.

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