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My Backyard Chickens

196 chickens in the yard

Maybe it’s because I grew up in Missouri and am a country girl at heart.  I suppose that is part of the reason I wanted to have chickens in my own backyard.  It may seem strange to some, but it is a comforting feeling to me when I drive by fields with animals; horses, cows, sheep, chickens…it really doesn’t matter what kind!   Growing up, our family never had a true farm, but we did have horses, dogs,  banty chickens and even raised rabbits for a time.   Bantys are a small breed of chicken and the chicks are very small.  I can remember feeling devastated as a child when I found one drowned in a mud puddle!

When we made the decision that it was time to get our own chickens Mike began drawing plans for a super chicken coop.  He designed and built it from the ground up.  Just another reason why he is my hero!  We used old wooden read more….