One morning weekend before last, I got the biggest thrill. I had just woken up, turned on the coffee pot and gotten a sip of water when I looked out of my kitchen window and saw chickens scurrying around on my neighbor's back deck. At first, I saw only a white one and thought, "Oh my gosh, there is a dove in their yard!" Then, I saw a brown one, another white one, another brown one. There was no mistaking it, they were clearly chickens!
After seeing my friend Linsey's chickens and their amazing eggs...
I became obsessed with the idea of having my own. She lives on a beautiful farm in Alabama with cattle and lots of acreage. We live in town, in a neighborhood, in the city of Atlanta, on teeny tiny lots. So, I gave up on the idea of having any type of livestock a long time ago...or so I thought. Now that someone else in the neighborhood has a successful flock, I'm checking out coop plans for when we move!
The above is my absolute favorite. I want to live there! Unrealistic, yes. Cute, absolutely.
This one is nice, but quite large for my needs.
The below is more like it...and I love the cedar shake. We will have shake on our new house, so maybe I can talk Josh into building me a craftsman style coop!
The next two are serious. Like the Cadillac of chicken coops.
All images are from my Pinterest.
Question for all you chicken folks - what breed(s) should I get?! Can't wait for my little urban chicks!