I moved to a hobby farm in Havelock this summer with my partner Ben. While we have no intention of giving up our day jobs, we do want to try to make it as productive of a hobby farm as possible. We’re taking it slow for now, starting with a handfull of chickens. They lay enough to keep us in eggs with enough to send away with friends and family when they visit.
I’ll share some fun updates and upgrades as we go. Here’s one of our first big projects from earlier this summer. We turned an old shed that previous owners used as a school bus shelter near the highway into a cozy chicken coop.
We really couldn’t figure a smooth way to move this small but heavy and solid building across our property so we just went quick and dirty. Note how terribly this could have gone around the 35 second mark.
Once the coop was in place we cut out a little hatch in the back so that our rooster and hens could access their outdoor enclosure. I’d share some pictures of that right now but either I or this website is having a major malfunction.
Anyhoo… Here’s me with chickens in the enclosure.